Professional Responsibility

Course Information

Registration Information

Meeting Times

Day Time Location
TUE, WED, THU 2:15 - 3:05 pm TNH 3.142

Evaluation Method

Type Date Time Location
Final May 9, 2017 8:30 am A-Z in 2.140


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. 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.

Textbooks ( * denotes required )

Dzienkowski's Professional Responsibility, Standards, Rules and Statues, 2016-2017 ABRIDGED *
John S. Dzienkowski
West Academic , edition: 2016-2017
ISBN: 9781634607667


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Important Class Changes

Date Updated
03/10/2017 Exam information updated
Designated as 1L and upperclass elective
Room(s) changed