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Professional Responsibility (Davis)

Spring 2024   LAW 555-004  

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Additional Information

Skills Training
Team Projects

Grading
50% Participation,
50% Exam

Exam
Short Answer,
Take Home,
Open-Book

Satisfies Senior Writing Requirement

No

Location

Class meets in person.

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.

- If you are absent, due to illness or some other unavoidable circumstance, email me and I can ask for volunteers among your classmates to share their notes with you.

- If you are absent due to illness or some other unavoidable circumstance, email me and I can make PowerPoint slides or other class materials available to you.

Meeting Times/Location
M 6:40PM - 8:30PM
Gittis Hall 214

Category
Upper-Level

Credits
2.0

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 β€œin 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.

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

"The Law Governing Lawyers, Model Rules, Restatement and Other Sources of Law" by Martyn, Fox & Wendel
Edition: 2023-2024
Publisher: Aspen Pub
ISBN: 8220134176781
Required

"Traversing the Ethical Minefield – Problems, Law and Professional Responsibility" by Martyn & Fox
Edition: 5th edition
Publisher: Aspen Pub
ISBN: 978154384613
Required