University of Miami School of Law Course Description - Online System
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Spring 2020

Course Description
The Professional Responsibility & Ethics Program (PREP) develops continuinglegal education (CLE) ethics training for the legal community. Students explore “hot-topic” professional responsibility issues, draft academic materials and present on-site, customized ethics programs to bar associations, nonprofit legal services organizations, government agencies, law firms and corporations. The program has dedicated hundreds of student hours to public service and has educated thousands of members of the Bench & Bar. PREP provides a unique opportunity for synergy among law students and the legal profession. The interactive CLE presentations facilitate meaningful debate. Students benefit from interacting with attorneys and learning their real world views on cutting edge ethics issues such as those arising from the legal profession’s use of outsourcing, social media, e-discovery and technology. PREP combines the attributes of an ethics institute and an ethics clinic. Students collaborate in a manner that is analogous to an ethics law firm; PREP’s Director is the managing partner, the fellows are partners and the interns are associates. The organizations for which PREP prepares customized trainings are like clients with the important distinction being that PREP does not provide legal advice, but rather delivers legal ethics education for which the students receive course credit and the lawyers receive CLE ethics credits. PREP’s programming originated as an outgrowth of a collaborative effort with the nonprofit legal community to provide training on ethics issues arising in the context of serving the underprivileged. Today, PREP has not only become an invaluable resource to the nonprofit community, but also has expanded to present ethics training to lawyers working throughout the legal profession.

Course Schedule
Dates Day Time Room
01-13-2020 - 04-21-2020   MW  4:00 PM-5:20 PM TBD

Course Frequency
This course is usually offered once every academic year

Course Information

Credits: 3
Pass/Fail Option: No
Corequisite: A 400 Level Professional Responsibility course.
Grading: Graded
Method of Evaluation: Class participation, Professionalism, Short written assignments, Development and Drafting of ethics legal hypothetical, Legal research and memorandum, and Off-campus community presentation
Graduation Requirements Fulfilled By Course:
Skills Requirement
Special Attributes: None
Special Restrictions: Open to PREP interns after completion of an application process and the permission of the Professor. Open to PREP fellows by permission of the Professor.
Law Track(s): None
Bar Subject(s):
Concentration(s): None
Course Book(s): TBD/None      
First Class Assignment(s): TBD/None



Contact Information:
Phone: (305)284-8564
Office: G275