Friday, May 30, 2008
Should there be a wrongful incarceration exception to attorney-client confidentiality? Click here to download a forthcoming article that might give you some ideas for a legal writing problem. It is based on the case of a man who was wrongfully convicted for murder -- the real killer had confessed to his attorneys, who were bound to keep that confession a secret by the rules of professional responsibility. If you download the article you will see a list of rules applicable for various jurisdictions where you might want to set a legal writing problem. If nothing else, the article itself is a good read on an interesting ethical problem. The article is by Colin Miller, and it will appear in the Northwestern University Law Review.
Hat tips to Jason Kilborn and Colin Miller.