Infinite Combinations: Whether the Duty of Competency Requires Lawyers to Include Choice of Law Clauses in Contracts They Draft for Their Clients

23 Pages Posted: 31 Jul 2006

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David C. Hricik

Mercer University - Walter F. George School of Law

Abstract

This article analyzes whether lawyers must include choice of law provisions in agreements they draft for their clients. It analyzes the costs and benefits of such a rule, and concludes that there ought to be no per se ethical or malpractice rule requiring lawyers to do so, but that under some circumstances a competent lawyer must include such provisions.

Keywords: legal ethics, legal malpractice, choice of law, contract drafting

JEL Classification: K10, K12

Suggested Citation

Hricik, David C., Infinite Combinations: Whether the Duty of Competency Requires Lawyers to Include Choice of Law Clauses in Contracts They Draft for Their Clients. Willamette Journal of International Law and Dispute Resolution, Vol. 12, p. 241, Winter 2004. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=920162

David C. Hricik (Contact Author)

Mercer University - Walter F. George School of Law ( email )

1021 Georgia Ave
Macon, GA 31207-0001
United States

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