Professional Responsibility (Davis)
M 6:40PM - 8:30PM
Gittis Hall 214
Professional responsibility issues are part of the fabric of the practice of law. For example, you receive a key document inadvertently produced by your opponent in a case. What do you do? Or, a conflict is created when your best corporate client asks you to negotiate a very significant deal with a company you are suing on behalf of another client. Can you go forward with the transaction? This course focuses on the facts and circumstances in both litigation and transactional practices that can trigger professional responsibility issues. We will explore these issues not only through hypothetical fact patterns, but also through the lens of current events, where they arise “in real life.” We will also welcome a handful of guest speakers who will share how they rely on the ethics rules and guidance in their every day work life.
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.
"The Law Governing Lawyers, Model Rules, Restatement and Other Sources of Law" by Martyn, Fox & Wendel