MVV237K Legal Ethics

Faculty of Law
Autumn 2017
Extent and Intensity
0/1/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
Prof. James Edward Moliterno (lecturer), doc. JUDr. Ing. Michal Radvan, Ph.D. (deputy)
doc. JUDr. Ing. Michal Radvan, Ph.D.
Faculty of Law
Contact Person: Mgr. Věra Redrupová, B.A.
Supplier department: Faculty of Law
Timetable of Seminar Groups
MVV237K/01: Thu 23. 11. 11:10–12:40 038, 13:30–15:00 038, 15:05–16:35 038, Fri 24. 11. 9:35–11:05 124, 11:10–12:40 124, J. Moliterno
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.

The capacity limit for the course is 30 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 42/30, only registered: 28/30
Fields of study the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
The objective of the course is to give the students a good understanding of role of the lawyer in legal system and society. The students will be more aware of the practical importance of professional ethics for day to day work of the lawyer.
At the end of the course, the students should be able to recognize and deal with some of the most frequent basic ethical problems lawyers face.
  • • Introduction to the Role of Lawyer
  • • The Lawyer-Client Relationship
  • • Confidentiality
  • • Conflicts of Interest (Incompatible Relations)
  • • Free Discussion on Topic of student choosing
Teaching methods
The whole educational program will be done using interactive teaching methods – case studies, role playing, dialogue, discussions
Assessment methods
A paper (case analysis)
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only v češtině)
Study Materials
The course is taught only once.
Teacher's information

James E. Moliterno is the Vincent Bradford Professor of Law at Washington & Lee University School of Law where he has a leadership role in W&L’s third year curriculum reform. He was the 2012 recipient of the Rebuilding Justice Award from the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System (IAALS) in recognition of his career-long legal education reform work. He is author or co-author of ten books including THE AMERICAN LEGAL PROFESSION IN CRISIS: RESISTANCE AND RESPONSES TO CHANGE (Oxford Univ. Press 2013) and of numerous articles on legal ethics and legal education. He has engaged in substantial international legal ethics and legal education reform work in Serbia, Armenia, Georgia, Czech Republic, Kosovo, Slovakia, Spain, Japan, China, Indonesia and Thailand.


• Vincent Bradford Professor of Law, 2009 to present

• Law Alumni Faculty Fellowship for Scholarship, 2013-14

• John W. Elrod Law Alumni Fellowship in Teaching Excellence, 2010-11

• Instituto Empresa (Madrid), Visiting Professor, 2007-15 (teaching excellence awards)

• China University of Political Science and Law, Visiting Professor 2014-present

• Australian National University, Visiting Professor, May 2015

The seminars will be recorded.

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