Professional Responsibility Comparing Law and Medicine

Class Unique: 28730

Modern professionals perform their duties in a rapidly changing world, subject to forces such as corporatization, consumerism, globalization, and the information revolution.  This course takes a comparative approach to the professional responsibilities of American lawyers by contrasting legal and medical professionalism.  After developing a theoretical framework for analyzing professional practice, the course explores the ethical, regulatory, and policy implications for both lawyers and physicians of organizational structures, scope of practice, compensation, representation and advocacy, confidentiality and communication with clients and patients, conflict of interest, access to professional services, competition involving professions, and professional malpractice and misconduct.  The course will include study of the rules governing both professions (e.g., the ABA’s Model Rules of Professional Conduct and the AMA’s Code of Medical Ethics).   

This course satisfies the Professional Responsibility degree requirement.

Class Details

Meeting Days Time Location
Tuesday, Thursday 9:05 - 10:20 am TNH 3.129
Evaluation Method Date Time Alpha Range Room

Additional Information

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


  • Regulation of Lawyers: Problems of Law and Ethics - Gillers
      Wolters Kluwer , edition: 11th
      ISBN: 978-1454891291   (required)
  • Regulation of Lawyers: Statutes and Standards, Concise Edition, 2019 Supplement - GIllers, Simon, Perlman
      Wolters Kluwer , edition: Concise 2019
      ISBN: 9781543804300   (optional)