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Spring 2019

Course Description
This course introduces students to the ethical requirements of the practice of law in The United States based on the American Bar Association's Model Rules of Professional Conduct. Utilizing a problem-oriented casebook, the course covers the responsibilities of lawyers and their relationships with clients, the legal profession, the courts, and the public. Particular emphasis is placed on the lawyer's fiduciary duties of client control, communication, competence, confidentiality, and conflict of interest resolution.

Course Schedule
Dates Day Time Room
01-15-2019 - 04-23-2019   T  5:30 PM-8:20 PM F309

Course Frequency
This course is usually offered every semester

Course Information

Credits: 3
Pass/Fail Option: No
Grading: Graded
Method of Evaluation: Final Exam
Graduation Requirements Fulfilled By Course:
Professional Responsibility
Special Attributes:
Bar Course
Course Delivery:

Special Restrictions:
Law Track(s): None
Bar Subject(s):
Concentration(s): None
Course Book(s):
Textbook Required:
  • Textbook Name: Professional Responsibility: A contemporary Approach
    Textbook Type: Hardcover
    Requirement: Required
    Author: Pearce, Capra, Green, Knake & Terry
    Publisher: West
    Edition: 3rd
    ISBN: 978-1634600163
  • Textbook Name: Professional Responsibility Standards, Rules and Statutes
    Textbook Type: Hardcover
    Requirement: Required
    Author: Dzienkowski
    Publisher: West
    Edition: 2018-2019
    ISBN: 978-1640209480

Additional Materials:
PR Standards, Rules and Statutes can also be accessed electronically on the ABA website or Westlaw. Please note that it is very important to read both the Rule and the Comments to the Rule.  
First Class Assignment(s):
  • Assignment: Introducing Professional Responsibility and Ethics ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct Introduction and Definitions

    TWEN/Blackboard/Course Webpage Link:

    Additional Information:
    Syllabus can be found on TWEN.



Contact Information:
Phone: (305)284-3870
Office: A312