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Pearce, Knake, Green, Joy, Kim, Murphy, and Terry’s Professional Responsibility: A Contemporary Approach, 3d

By: Russell G. Pearce, Renee Newman Knake, Bruce A. Green, Peter A. Joy, Sung Hui Kim, M. Ellen Murphy, Laurel S. Terry
ISBN: 9781634600163

In Print and Online, Professional Responsibility: A Contemporary Approach offers a comprehensive, challenging, and engaging treatment of the law and ethics of lawyers' work, including professionalism, in a modern and accessible format. Faculty have the option of using the casebook as an innovative paper text or as the foundation for a computer interactive pedagogy that features thought-provoking online components, including internet links and multiple choice assessment problems on CasebookPlus
to satisfy ABA formative assessment requirements. Each chapter features learning outcomes, and most chapters include audio-links to mini-lectures by the authors to explain difficult concepts. The accompanying Teacher's Manual also includes instructions for several role-plays designed to illustrate ethical dilemmas students will face in practice.

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More About The Authors
Russell G. Pearce

Founder and faculty director Professor Russell G. Pearce is widely credited as a leading animator of what is now known as "religious lawyering." He teaches courses on professional responsibility, ethics in public interest law and housing rights. He has written widely on the intersection of religion and legal ethics with a particular focus on his own Jewish tradition. He curates the Jews & Justice lecture series.
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Renee Newman Knake

Renee Knake is a Professor of Law and the Doherty Chair in Legal Ethics at the University of Houston Law Center. She joined the Law Center faculty in 2016 after serving as the Foster Swift Professor of Legal Ethics and co-director of the Kelley Institute of Ethics and the Legal Profession at Michigan State University College of Law. In 2015, she was a scholar-in-residence at Stanford Law School's Center on the Legal Profession and a visiting scholar at the American Bar Foundation. Her expertise and research interests include the First Amendment and the regulation of attorney speech; legal ethics, especially conflicts of interest; judicial ethics; access to justice; innovation in the delivery of legal services; and gender and the legal profession.

Professor Knake's scholarship has been cited in briefs before the US Supreme Court as well as a range of media including the Wall Street Journal, National Public Radio, Bloomberg Law, and the ABA Journal. She is an author of the casebook Professional Responsibility: A Contemporary Approach (West Publishing, 2nd Edition 2013) as well as numerous scholarly articles. From 2014-2016, she served as the Reporter for the American Bar Association Presidential Commission on the Future of Legal Services. Professor Knake became a fellow of the American Bar Foundation in 2016, "an honorary organization of attorneys, judges, law faculty, and legal scholars whose public and private careers have demonstrated outstanding dedication to the welfare of their communities and to the highest principles of the legal profession, … limited to one percent of lawyers licensed to practice in each jurisdiction." In 2013, she was named an ABA Journal Legal Rebel and a member of the Fastcase 50, an annual award that "recognizes 50 of the smartest, most courageous innovators, techies, visionaries, and leaders in the law."

Before her academic career, Professor Knake practiced law at Mayer, Brown in Chicago and Hunton & Williams in Richmond, Va., where she specialized in commercial litigation, telecommunications, and labor/employment law. She earned her J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School.
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Bruce A. Green

Bruce A. Green is the Louis Stein Professor at Fordham Law School, where he directs the Louis Stein Center for Law and Ethics. He teaches and writes primarily in the areas of legal ethics and criminal law, and is involved in various bar association activities. Currently, Professor Green is a Council member and past chair of the ABA Criminal Justice Section, serves on the Multistate Professional Bar Examination drafting committee, and is a member and past chair of the NY State Bar Association's Committee on Professional Ethics. He previously served on the ABA Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility, was the Reporter to both the ABA Task Force on Attorney-Client Privilege and the ABA Commission on Multijurisdictional Practice, and co-chaired the ethics committee of the ABA Litigation Section and Criminal Justice Section. Since joining the Fordham faculty in 1987, Professor Green has engaged in various part-time public service, including as a member of the NYC Conflicts of Interest Board, as a member of the attorney disciplinary committee in Manhattan, as Associate Counsel in the office of the Iran/Contra prosecutor, and as a consultant and special investigator for the NYS Commission on Government Integrity. Previously, Professor Green was a federal prosecutor in the Southern District of New York, where he served as Chief Appellate Attorney, and he was a judicial law clerk to Justice Thurgood Marshall and Circuit Judge James L. Oakes.
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Peter A. Joy

Professor Peter A. Joy is well known for his work in clinical legal education, legal ethics, criminal justice, and trial practice. As director of the Criminal Justice Clinic, he supervises student-lawyers who provide direct legal representation to clients and work with experienced public defenders on criminal matters. In addition to his clinical work and teaching, Professor Joy has written extensively and presented nationally and internationally on legal ethics, lawyer and judicial professionalism, clinical legal education, and access to justice issues. He served as Vice Dean from 2010 to 2012, and was the inaugural director of the law school's Trial & Advocacy Program from 2002 to 2006. Professor Joy is a recipient of the Association of American Law Schools' (AALS) Pincus Award for outstanding contribution to clinical legal education. He currently is a member of the American Bar Association Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar's Accreditation Committee; and a former executive committee member of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) Professional Responsibility Section, which he chaired in 2011; former chair of the AALS Section on Clinical Legal Education; a board member of the Society of American Law Teachers (SALT); former president of the Clinical Legal Education Association (CLEA); and former member of the Board of Editors of the Clinical Law Review from 2005-2011. He is a contributing editor of American Bar Association Criminal Justice where he co-authors an ethics column. Before becoming a law professor, he was of counsel at Meckler & Meckler in Cleveland, Ohio, and he started his legal career as National Co-Director for the Law Students Civil Rights Research Council (LSCRRC) in Atlanta, Georgia. He has been recognized by LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell as an AV Preeminent Rated Lawyer for more than 30 years.
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Sung Hui Kim

Sung Hui Kim is Professor of Law, UCLA School of Law and the Director of the Program on In-House Counsel, Lowell Milken Institute for Business Law and Policy, UCLA School of Law. She has taught Business Associations, Contracts, Professional Responsibility, Securities Regulation, and seminars on the psychology of modern legal practice and legal ethics. Her current research interests lie at the intersections of professional responsibility, securities regulation, and corporate governance. She has written about the role of in-house counsel in corporate compliance, federal insider trading law, sovereign debt, and supermajority provisions in the United States Constitution. Her scholarship has appeared in the Capital Markets Law Journal, Cornell Law Review, Florida Law Review, Fordham Law Review, Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics, North Carolina Law Review, UCLA Law Review, Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society, Securities Law Review, SMU Law Review, and University of Chicago Press. She holds a J.D. from Harvard Law School and a B.A. and M.A. in History from Emory University. Following law school, she was a fellow of the Robert Bosch Foundation in Germany. After six years in private practice as a transactional lawyer, she joined Red Bull North America, Inc. as its first general counsel. From 2013-14, she was an Emile Noël Fellow of the Jean Monnet Center for International and Regional Economic Law & Justice, NYU School of Law.
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M. Ellen Murphy

M. Ellen Murphy has extensive eLearning experience and has been a virtual student, teacher, administrator, trainer, and education consultant, including in synchronous, asynchronous, blended, and flipped classrooms. Her work includes curriculum creation and design, graduate law program development, and teaching across platforms, as well as face-to-face using web-supported tools. She developed the first course for graduate legal programs on contemporary ethical questions in the practice of law and the comparative issues in other professions. A former corporate lawyer and non-profit director, Ellen is currently at work as a co-author on Professional Responsibility: A Contemporary Approach (3d, forthcoming 2017), a West Academic Publishing Interactive Casebook.
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Laurel S. Terry

Laurel S. Terry is the Harvey A. Feldman Distinguished Faculty Scholar and Professor of Law at Penn State Dickinson School of Law. Courses include: Civil Procedure, Cross-Border Legal Practice Seminar, Federal Courts, Professional Responsibility, and Lawyering in a Global World.

J.D., University of California, Los Angeles
B.A., University of California, San Diego
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