Professional Responsibility

Course Catalog Number:
5609
Course Credits:
3
Course Type:
Lecture
Course Priority:
General Enrollment Course
Graduation Requirements:
Legal Profession
Full Year Course:
No

Course Description

This course will cover selected topics on the law governing lawyers. Major topics will include formation and termination of the attorney-client relationship and its attendant obligations, fee issues, conflicts of interest, ethics in advocacy, transactional lawyering, and entity representations, among others. The course will cover these topics from the vantage point of the Model Rules of Professional Conduct and the Restatement of the Law Governing Lawyers, as well as those aspects of Constitutional law, evidence law, agency law, tort law, and procedural rules (both civil and criminal) that bear on an attorney’s obligations to clients, courts, opposing parties and their attorneys, and the legal system at large. Class discussions will incorporate in-depth analysis of case law and the Rules, as well as analysis of practical hypothetical scenarios in which a lawyer seeks advice about his or her legal and ethical options for moving forward in dealing with his or her clients.
This course meets the New York professional responsibility requirement. N.Y. Court Rules for Admission of Attorneys and Counselors at Law Rule 520.3(c)(1)(iii).

Course Offerings 2020-2021

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Fall Term 2020-2021 32009

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Spring Term 2020-2021

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Fall Term 2020-2021 24514

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Course Offerings 2019-2020

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Spring Term 2019-2020 More >
Fall Term 2019-2020 25528

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Course Offerings 2018-2019

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Spring Term 2018-2019 23991 More >
Fall Term 2018-2019 26379

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