This Article shows how A Civil Action can be used to supplement a course in Professional Responsibility. A Civil Action contains many events that can similarly be used to introduce students to ethical dilemmas they will confront when they enter the profession. These events can breathe life into otherwise dry discussions of acceptable ethical behavior as set out in ethical codes. In accord with the Lessons from Woburn Project's goal to make A Civil Action and its associated materials into a powerful teaching tool, the book's events vividly illustrate the ethical parameters within which a lawyer must operate, ethical parameters that exist regardless of how tired a lawyer may be or how antagonistic the opposing party may act.
Kevin E. Mohr, Legal Ethics and A Civil Action, 23 SEATTLE U. L. REV. 283 (1999).