Professional Responsibility | Professor Pearce

Professional Responsibility explores the rules and law governing lawyers, the way lawyers find meaning in their work, and the role of lawyers in society.  This course covers the major doctrinal topics in the field, including the unauthorized practice of law, the lawyer-client relationship, finding and billing clients, confidentiality, conflicts of interest, and duties to the legal system, the profession, and non-clients.  The course also introduces students to professionalism, the debate regarding the proper role of the lawyer, and the question of why lawyers have special privileges and responsibilities.  The course uses old MPRE questions and other multiple choice questions to focus the readings and the class discussions.

LL.M. students may register only by permission from the LL.M. office.

Credits: 3

Type: LEC