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Spring 2017
LAW406  BP  PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY

Course Description
All students must take one course relating to the legal profession or professional responsibility to graduate. Professional Responsibility will satisfy this graduation requirement. The course can also be one of the most important and thought-provoking experiences of your law school career. We will explore Professional Responsibility from the perspective of the individual choices that we confront as lawyers in our careers and in our lives. You will face these choices throughout your life as a lawyer, and this course aims to provide you with tools for choosing wisely. We will also examine the legal profession and professional regulation and its impact on society. Our textbook addresses these issues in a wide range of practice settings and includes many discussion problems.

You will gain a basic introduction to the Model Rules of Professional Conduct. This course will also encourage you to think critically about these rules and their impact on individual lawyers and the delivery of legal services. The class hours are compressed in order to enable you to be prepared to take the MPRE exam when offered in March.


Course Schedule
Offering Dates: 01-18-2017 - 04-25-2017  

Dates Day Time Room
01-18-2017 - 03-29-2017   WF  9:00 AM-10:50 AM F209
01-23-2017 - 02-13-2017   M  9:00 AM-10:50 AM F309

Course Frequency
This course is usually offered every semester

Course Information

Credits: 3
Pass/Fail Option: No
Prerequisite:
Grading: Graded
Method of Evaluation: Students taking this class will be fully prepared to sit for the MPRE exam if they choose to take it. Course may included 1 short quizzes and 3-4 short blog postings to reinforce learning of the Model Rules, contrast with the Florida Rules, and application to the changing demands of the legal profession.Students should be prepared to keep up with the materials as the course is compressed.
Graduation Requirements Fulfilled By Course:
Professional Responsibility
Special Attributes:
Compressed Course
Special Restrictions:
Law Track(s): None
Bar Subject(s):
MPRE
Concentration(s): None

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Professor(s)

STEARNS, JANET


Biography
Contact Information:
Email: jstearns@law.miami.edu
Phone: (305)284-4551
Office: A212