Professional Responsibility

Class Unique: 28900

This is a "short course" for 3 Credit Hours.  The course will be fully completed prior to the November 10, 2018 administration of the MPRE, with the final exam in the course to take place shortly thereafter.

This survey course on lawyers' professional responsibilities is centered on two premises: (1) The practice of law is a business as well as a profession, and economic incentives therefore matter; and (2) more than 90 percent of all lawsuits settle. Thus, we will give special attention to the economic aspects of the attorney-client relationship and the various incentives that existing ethical Rules provide both lawyers and clients. We will also pay particular attention to a wide range of ethical issues surrounding the settlement process.

The course will cover most of the material that is typically tested on the MPRE but should not be considered an "MPRE prep course."

This course fulfills the Professional Responsibility requirement for graduation.

The exam will be a three-hour, in-class exam to include a one-hour essay test and a two-hour, objective (scantron) test.

Class Details

Short course from 8/29/18 through 11/6/18

Meeting Days Time Location
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 2:15 - 3:22 pm TNH 2.139
Evaluation Method Date Time Alpha Range Room
Early 11/16/18 2:00 pm A-J

Additional Information

Course Type
Grading Method
Pass/Fail Not Allowed
Will use floating mean GPA if applicable


  • Dzienkowski's Professional Responsibility, Standards, Rules and Statues, 2018-19 ABRIDGED - John S. Dzienkowski
      West Academic , edition: 2017-2018
      ISBN: 9781640209480   (required)
  • Photocopied Materials availabe for purchase at UT Law copy center