Law 501: Professional Responsibility (Graduate Students)
This course concerns itself with the laws, regulations, and customs that govern the legal profession and its service to the public. Students are confronted by a series of problem situations involving ethical issues and asked to resolve them in class discussion. The course analyzes the ABA Model Code of Professional Responsibility, the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct, the ABA Model Code of Judicial Conduct, and other sources of ethical guidance. Subjects considered are litigation, conflicts of interest, advertising, financing of legal services, acquisition of clients, unauthorized practice, judicial ethics, government service, public interest practice, corporate practice, and legal discipline and malpractice.
Sequence and Prerequisites: None. For the Fall 2017 semester this course will meet with Law 680: Professional Responsibility.
Evaluation: Final Examination.