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Legal Ethics: Books & Other Materials

Last Updated: May 17, 2023 2:10 PM

Audio Resources - Ethics

  • Chemerinsky, Professional Responsibility, Gilbert's Law School Legends (CD) KF 1250 F44 1997
  • Dzienkowski, Professional Responsibility, Sum & Substance of Law (CD) KF 1250 F56 2005


The audio materials are available in the Koren AV Center located on the 5th floor of the Law Library, unless otherwise noted.


Current Code

  • ABA, Compendium of Professional Responsibility Rules & Standards KF 306 A733 (Most recent at Ref Desk) 
  • Annotated Model Rules of Professional Conduct, 6th ed. KF 305 A2 2007 (Ref Desk); Westlaw*
  • Model Code of Judicial Conduct KF 8779 A936 2008 (Ref Desk)
  • ABA, Model Rules of Professional Conduct KF 306 M63 (Most current Reserve; also Ref); Lexis*
  • Professional Responsibility Standards, Rules & Statutes KF 305 A29 S45 (Also Ref)
  • Regulation of Lawyers: Statutes and Standards KF 305 A15 R44 2009 (Most recent in Ref)

Historical Codes

  • ABF, Annotated Code of Professional Responsibility KF 305 A2 1979a (Ref)
  • ABA, Annotated Model Rules of Professional Conduct KF 305 A2 2007 (Ref Desk)

Legislative History

A Legislative History: The Development of the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct, 1982-2005 KF 306 L45 2006 (Ref)

Geyh, Reporters' Notes to the Model Code of Judicial Conduct KF 8779 G49 2009

ABA Opinions, Opinions of the Committee on Professional Ethics and Grievances, with the Canons of Professional and Judicial Ethics (#1-291; Supp. #292-311) KF 305 A2 Opin 1957 (Also Reserve)

Opinions of the Committee on Professional Ethics, with the Canons of Professional Ethics Annotated and Canons of Judicial Ethics, Annotated (Opinions #1-315, Supp. #316-320) KF 305 A2 Opin 1967 (Also Reserve)

ABA Committee on Professional Ethics Opinions:

Research Guide

  • Peoples, L., Legal Ethics: A Legal Research Guide, 2d ed. KF 306 P46 2006 (Ref)


  • Restatement of the Law, The Law Governing Lawyers KF 300 R473 2000 (Also Ref); Westlaw and Lexis*

ABA Reports 

ABA, Report of the Commission on Evaluation of the Rules of Professional Conduct KF 306 A7482 2000 (Ref)


  • ABA, Bureau of National Affairs, Lawyer's Manual on Professional Conduct KF 305 A8 A23; Westlaw and Lexis*
    Contains full text model rules and standards; full text ABA ethics opinions; digests of state and local ethics opinions; individual topical sections with practical guidance, background information, and application examples; and indexes for both opinions and topical sections. 
  • National Reporter on Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility KF 305 A8 N37; Lexis*
    State ethical codes and opinions (formal & informal).

Handbooks & Practice Guides

Casebooks, Hornbooks & Study Aids


*Westlaw/Lexis access is restricted to law students only