Avoiding Traps for New Lawyers (Online)

Dean Michael L. Coyne
978.681.0800/coyne@mslaw.edu
Webpage: mslaw.edu/mcoyne

Professor Mick Coyne
978.681.0800/mick@mslaw.edu
Webpage: mslaw.edu/coyne-tech

Text: Traps for the Unwary 6th Edition (PDF – provided free of charge to MSLAW students by the Massachusetts Bar Association with membership). We will make MBA enrollment forms available to the class so this text can be provided at no cost.

Syllabus

Course Requirements & Class Participation:
The audio and weekly questions for Avoiding Traps for New Lawyers are available on MSLAW’s website at mslaw.edu/avoiding-traps.  Frequently the audio will have experts in the area discuss problems and pitfalls that the new lawyer will likely face and provide tips for early recognition of potential traps and successful strategies in dealing with issues before they become major problems. Please be sure that you submit the questions posted in the Assignment Drop Box on TWEN for each section’s assignment.  You must respond to these questions quickly as your grade is based upon your answers to those questions and the final in-class examination.

SPRING 2017 CLASSES
Week 1
Week 1 Cases
Week 1 Questions
Week 1 Podcast

Week 2
Week 2 Cases
Week 2 Questions
Week 2 Podcast

Week 3
Week 3 Cases
Week 3 Questions
Week 3 Podcast

Week 4
Week 4 Cases
Week 4 Questions
Week 4 Podcast (Part 1)
Week 4 Podcast (Part 2)

Week 5
Week 5 Questions
Week 5 Podcast

Week 6
Week 6 Cases
Week 6 Questions
Week 6 Podcast

Week 7
Week 7 Cases
Week 7 Questions
Week 7 Podcast

3/13 – 3/17
SPRING BREAK

Week 8
Week 8 Cases
Week 8 Questions
Week 8 Podcast

Week 9
Week 9 Cases
Week 9 Questions
Week 9 Podcast

Week 10

Week 11

Week 12

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military logoMassachusetts School of Law's mission is to provide an academically rigorous affordable legal education emphasizing ethics, advocacy, leadership, and professional skills. MSLAW provides an accessible and affordable legal education to tomorrow’s leaders in law, business, and technology who seek to contribute to their communities as advocates, lawyers, and leaders. Lawyers have substantial influence in our society and MSLAW prepares its graduates to use that power to help their clients and obtain the societal advancement that a law degree has traditionally provided.

To accomplish its mission, Massachusetts School of Law brings together a diverse group of scholars, judges, expert practitioners and other professionals to provide individuals from all backgrounds a rigorous, professionally advantageous, affordable legal education so that they can improve their lives and better serve their communities.