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Professional Responsibility (Landau)
Spring 2020   LAW 555-004  

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Meeting Times/Location
R 4:30PM - 6:20PM
Gittis Hall 213

Faculty
Brent Landau

Lecturer in Law

blandau@hausfeldllp.com
Additional Information

Skills Training
Other Professional Skills: By the end of the semester, you should be able to do the following: • demonstrate a core understanding of professional responsibility and ethics in the context of the legal profession; • perform legal analysis in the context of professional responsibility and ethics; • communicate effectively on topics related to professional responsibility and ethics; and • demonstrate an understanding of how professional responsibility and ethics affect other areas of law.

Grading
100% Exam,
Other (There will be an in-class, open book, essay exam. Prior exams are posted on the course website. Consistent with Law School policy, class participation may raise a grade on the margin.)

Exam
Essay,
In Class,
Open-Book

Satisfies Senior Writing Requirement

No

Course Continuity
Students are encouraged to stay home if you are ill or experience flu-like symptoms. If you miss a class for any reason, it is still your responsibility to make up the work missed.

I offer the following to students who miss class due to illness:

- Class sessions are regularly recorded. If you are absent due to illness or some other unavoidable circumstance, email me and I can send you an email with instructions for accessing the recording for the class session(s) you missed.

- I will make PowerPoint slides or other class materials routinely available on the course site to everyone in the class.

Category
Upper-Level

Credits
2.0

This is a course about being a practicing lawyer in the real world. We will focus on the issues of professional responsibility that confront civil litigators every day of their careers. From obtaining clients, determining whether you can represent them, and getting paid, to handling cases zealously yet ethically in discovery and in court, to navigating your duties in settlement and during trial, we will follow your role throughout the life cycle of a case. Along the way, we will explore how the rules vary when representing plaintiffs or defendants, working in small offices or large firms, practicing locally, nationally, or globally, and litigating individual cases or class actions. There will be an in-class exam.

Course Concentrations

Professional Responsibility and Ethics Learning outcomes: Demonstrate an understanding of how the law affects, and is affected by, the individual course topic; Perform legal analysis in the context of the individual course topic; Communicate effectively on the legal and other aspects of the individual course topic; Demonstrate the ability to use other disciplines to analyze legal issues relevant to the individual course topic, including economics, philosophy, and sociology, as appropriate.


Textbooks

"LAW GOVERNING LAWYERS: MODEL RULES, STANDARDS, STATUTES" by MARTYN, FOX, WENDEL
Edition: 2019-20 ED.
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer
ISBN: 9781543809442
Required

"PROFESSIONAL RESPON.:EXAMPLES+EXPLAN" by WENDEL
Edition: Edition: 6TH
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer
ISBN: 9781543805789
Required