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Professional Responsibility: Problems from Practice
J.D. Course 1187 | 3 credit hours
The premise of this course is that studying the legal profession, and particularly its code of ethics, is exciting! May a lawyer rat on her client who is planning to kill someone? Is it permissible for a prosecutor to impersonate a defense lawyer in order to save lives? May a lawyer represent two criminal co-defendants? Must a prosecutor turn in his best friend, a fellow prosecutor who has concealed evidence from a criminal defendant?
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 for Tax Lawyers 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 The American Legal Profession in the 21st Century: Alternative Service Delivery Models, Emerging Practice Technologies, and New Regulatory Challenges.
This course satisfies the Law Center’s professional responsibility requirement. It also satisfies the more specific professional responsibility requirement for Public Interest Law Scholars ("PILS"). This course is open to J.D. students only.