Aspen Publishing

Professional Responsibility: Problems of Practice and the Profession, Seventh Edition

Nathan M. Crystal, Grace M. Giesel


  • ISBN: 9781543810738

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    Known for helping students develop the ability to make sound judgments and to develop a philosophy of lawyering, the concise Professional Responsibility: Problems of Practice and the Profession, Seventh Edition, is adaptable to a host of teaching styles. Scores of realistic problems call on students to develop a cogent philosophy of lawyering as they master basic concepts and prepare for the MPRE. Modular, flexible organization allows professors to adapt the material to a variety of courses and clinical programs. In particular, the book is structured to enable instructors to present the materials doctrinally or by area of practice.

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  • Additional Product Details
    Publication Date: 11/1/2019
    Copyright: 2020
    Pages: 688
    Connected eBook with Study Center + Print Book: 9781543810738
    Connected eBook with Study Center: 9781543817409
    eBook:  9781543816822
  • Author Information

    Grace Giesel

    Grace Giesel is the Bernard Flexner Professor and Distinguished Teaching Professor at the Louis D. Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky. Professor Giesel has taught various subjects, including Professional Responsibility and Contracts, for over thirty years. A graduate of Yale, Professor Giesel earned her J.D. degree from Emory University School of Law where she was Managing Editor of the law review and a member of Order of the Coif. Professor Giesel has authored or coauthored two books:



    In addition, Professor Giesel was the reviser of Volume 15 (Contracts Contrary to Public Policy) of CORBIN ON CONTRACTS (2003).

    Professor Giesel has published many articles relating to issues of professional responsibility and contract law in various law reviews such as Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics, Wake Forest Law Review, Nevada Law Journal, Denver Law Review, and Seton Hall Law Review. She has also Chaired and been a member of the Ethics Committee of the Kentucky Bar Association. Professor Giesel is a frequently presents continuing legal education programs for the practicing bar.

    Nathan M. Crystal

    Nathan Crystal holds degrees from the University of Pennsylvania (Wharton School), Emory Law School (where he was editor-in-chief of the law review), and Harvard Law School. He is Distinguished Class of 1969 Professor of Professional Responsibility and Contract Law Emeritus at the University of South Carolina School of Law and Adjunct Professor of Professional Responsibility at NYU Law School, where he has taught for eight years.

    Professor Crystal is the author or coauthor of four books, three on legal ethics and one on contract law:

    • PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY – PROBLEMS OF PRACTICE AND THE PROFESSION (Aspen Law & Business 7th ed. 2020 with Grace M. Giesel)
    • PROBLEMS IN CONTRACT LAW: CASES AND MATERIALS (with Charles Knapp, Harry G. Prince, Joshua M. Silverstein, and Danielle K. Hart (10th ed. 2022)

    In addition to his books, Professor Crystal has published numerous articles in scholarly journals, including the Akron Law Review, Charleston Law Review, Fordham Law Review, Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics, Global Jurist, Illinois Law Review, International Litigation, Kansas Law Review, Kentucky Law Journal, Mercer Law Review, Mississippi College Law Review, Notre Dame Journal of Law Ethics and Public Policy, North Carolina Journal of International Law and Commercial Regulation, NYU Annual Survey of American Law, Opinio Juris in Comparitone, Penn State Law Review, Saint Mary’s Law Journal, Saint Louis Law Journal, South Carolina Law Review, South Carolina Journal of International Law & Business, Wake Forest Law Review, and Washington Law Review. For more than fifteen years he has authored a bimonthly column, "Ethics Watch,” for the South Carolina Lawyer. Professor Crystal lectures frequently on matters of professional ethics to national, regional, and local organizations, including the American Bar Association, the United States Justice Department, and the Practicing Law Institute. He has held visiting appointments and lectureships at Arkansas (Little Rock), Charleston School of Law, Florida State, Hastings, Indiana (Indianapolis), Luiss (Rome), Scuola Superiore Santa’Anna (Pisa), Tanjin (China), Suffolk, Sydney (Parsons Visiting Scholar).

    As a practicing lawyer, Mr. Crystal is the managing partner of Crystal & Giannoni-Crystal, LLC (, with offices in Atlanta; Charleston, SC; New York City; and Washington, DC. The firm focuses in practice on professional ethics, international business, and data privacy. Professor Crystal has served as an expert witness, ethics advisor, disciplinary defense counsel, and internal investigator in hundreds of cases involving lawyers and law firms in all major areas of practice. He has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America © since 2015 in the fields of Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law.

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