Law 795:  Professional Responsibility in the Criminal Law Context

This course examines the law that governs the activities of lawyers and shapes the legal profession.  We will study the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct, statutory and common law, the law of legal malpractice, and some procedural and evidence rules. We will spend time on problems that affect real lawyers, with special attention to those problems that affect lawyers who are interested in the criminal law.

This course is eligible to satisfy the Professional Responsibility and Ethics course requirement for graduation.

Sequence and Prerequisites: None

Evaluation: Grades will be based on final examination and class participation.

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