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Professional Responsibility for Tax Lawyers
J.D. Course 1170 (cross-listed) | 3 credit hours
This course examines the ethical rules for tax lawyers. Tax lawyers are subject to the general rules of professional responsibility and to special rules of professional responsibility under federal tax law. We will study both sets of ethical obligations by considering the tax lawyer as advisor, litigator, and public servant. The course may be used to satisfy the J.D. professional-responsibility requirement for graduation; it is also open to students in the Tax LL.M. program.
Students may receive credit for only one offering in the Professional Responsibility series and may not receive credit for both a course in this series and American Legal Profession or Professional Responsibility or Professional Responsibility and Small Firm Practice: How to Start and Build a Law Firm or Professional Responsibility and the Future of the Legal Profession or Professional Responsibility: A Case Study Approach or Professional Responsibility: Ethics in Public Interest Practice or Professional Responsibility: How and Why Lawyers Get Into Trouble or Professional Responsibility: Lawyers’ Ethics in an Adversary System or Professional Responsibility: Problems from Practice or The American Legal Profession in the 21st Century: Alternative Service Delivery Models, Emerging Practice Technologies, and New Regulatory Challenges.
This course fulfills the J.D. Professional Responsibility requirement. Laptops may not be used during class sessions.