Section Description Provided by Instructor
SCHEDULE: MTWRF 1:30 PM-4:45 PM The course meets daily from Wednesday, August 15 through Friday, August 31, 2012.
The last day to drop the course without the notation of W is Wednesday, August 15, immediately after the first meeting.
The fnal exam will be administered on Friday, September 21, in the early afternoon.
Rising 3L's will register for this course on a first come, first serve basis during the June pre-registration period.
This course satisfies the J.D. Professional Responsibility requirement.
Not open to students who have taken another two- or three-credit professional responsibility course.
Evaluation: open-book final exam, class participation.
This is a course about the law and ethics of lawyering. It surveys the laws, disciplinary rules, and principles governing the practice of lawyers and the organization of the legal profession. Topics include the allocation of regulatory authority over the legal profession, confidentiality, conflicts of interest, complicity in client illegality (with special attention to fraud and obstruction of justice), and restraints on the marketing of legal services. A major focus is on lawyers in business practice, but we also consider problems distinctive to government practice and criminal defense.
MTWRF 1:30 –4:45 p.m.
Method of Evaluation
J.D. Writing Credit
Evidence and Corporations helpful but not essential.
Not open to students who have taken another 2- or 3-credit professional responsibility course.