Professional Responsibility

Course Information

Registration Information

Meeting Times

Day Time Location
TUE, WED, THU 7:45 - 8:39 am ONLINE

Evaluation Method

Type Date Time Location
Final (administered by Exam4) May 7, 2021


This course will be taught entirely online via Zoom.

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.  In previous years, students all reported feeling well prepared for, and doing well on, the MPRE.

This course fulfills the Professional Responsibility requirement for graduation.

The exam format will depend on what is ultimately permitted by the university.  If current regulations continue, the exam will be a time-limited (likely 3 hours) exam with a mix of word-limited long essay questions and word-limited short answer questions.

Textbooks ( * denotes required )

Professional Responsibility, Standards, Rules, and Statutes, Abridged, 2020-2021 *
Dzienkowski, John S.
West Academic , edition: 2020
ISBN: 978-1-68467-956-0


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Important Class Changes

Date Updated
02/25/2021 Exam information updated