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LAW 0416: Professional Responsibility
Fall 2019 • Section 01 • CRN 8899

Course Description

The purpose of this course is to explore what it means to be an ethical lawyer by discussing a range of issues facing legal professionals while acquainting students with some of the specific guidelines for ethical professional conduct. Emphasis is on the Model Rules of Professional Conduct, ethics opinions from bar associations, common law and statutory materials.Successful completion (grade of C or better) of Professional Responsibility, either as an exam course or as a writing seminar, is required in order to graduate.


Day/Time Location
M/W 1:10-2:25 PM Barrack 205

Course Details

  • Finbarr McCarthy
Credit Hours

3 Credits



Course Type
  • Exam
Course Modality


Fulfills J.D. Requirement
  • Professional Responsibility

Registration Info

Registration Notes

Textbook note: For both my PR and T&E class, two items are marked as required.  However, both involve the same text: the only difference in the both cases is that students have the option to add to the required text an Explanations and Examples book for an additional $5 if they buy the casebook. The bookstore will mark "recommended" on the E+E Bundle.


You must have completed the following courses before enrolling in this course:

  • LAW 0404 (Constitutional Law)
  • LAW 0410 (Criminal Law I)

Equivalent Courses

You may not register for this course if you are enrolled in or have already taken the following:

  • LAW 0806 (Professional Responsibility)

Book List/Materials