Section Description Provided by Instructor
This course satisfies the J.D. Professional Responsibility requirement.
Not open to students who have taken another two- or three-credit Professional Responsibility course.
A survey of the laws and ethical rules that govern and regulate lawyers in business practice. Topics include the perils of representing corporations (âwho is the client?â); the protection of client confidences in a digital age; special issues in the area of conflicts of interest - representing corporate âfamilies,â waivers, lateral movement and the imputation of conflicts, and screening; the perils of representing wrongdoers - the assertion of liability against law firms for client wrongdoing; professional responsibility issues for associates in large firms - the duties of supervising and subordinate lawyers; and the future of regulation of legal services in the US and globally. We will focus on practical, âreal worldâ issues that actually confront lawyers and their clients, and will also consider the role of lawyers in some recent business - and law firm - scandals.