Curriculum Guide · Courses
Professional Responsibility in Law Firm and Corporate Practice
J.D. Course 465 | 3 credit hours
This course, which satisfies the Professional Responsibility requirement, explores ethical issues, tensions, and dilemmas that arise in law firm and corporate practice. Most lawyers in private practice work in these settings. This means that a large proportion of lawyers practice law in organizations and have organizations, primarily corporations, as clients. Navigating the landscape of the large law firm and the corporation requires awareness of the distinctive experience of lawyers involved in this work. This course is designed to help students develop this awareness.
Students may not receive credit for this course and the J.D. course Legal Ethics in Corporate Practice or the graduate course, Professional Responsibility in Corporate and Securities Practice. Students MAY receive credit for this course and American Legal Profession taught by Professor Frisch or Professional Responsibility.
This course satisfies the Professional Responsibility graduation requirement for J.D. students. This course is open to J.D. students only. Note for Professor Regan's Spring 2012 section: Laptop use is not allowed during class.