Jan 28, 2020  
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog

LAW 7139 - Professional Responsibility


The rules of law governing lawyers' professional conduct are studied through the ethics codes, lectures, text, cases, problems, and class discussion. Principal attention is given to whether lawyers should subordinate their own moral judgment to that of their clients, the lawyer's role in an adversary system, zealous representation, lawyer-client confidentiality, conflicts of interest, competency in providing legal services, prosecutors' ethics, solicitation of clients, and the lawyer's professional obligation to do work for the benefit of the public. Close attention is given to the Model Rules of Professional Conduct. (Offered every year.) 2 credits