Professional Responsibility (Zoom-only Class)

Section 2ZO, Fall 20

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 82/100
Credits: 2
Day Time Room Start Date End Date
  • W
  • 1000-1200
  • WWW
08/26/2020 11/18/2020

Course Description

This course will examine selected areas of professional responsibility, including the creation and termination of the attorney-client relationship, the scope of representation, conflicts of interests, confidentiality, and the attorney's ethical obligations during litigation. In addition, the course will address the attorney's relationships with the courts, the organized bar, and the community.

Course Requirements

Exam Info:
Midterm Type (if any): None
Description: None

Final Type (if any): None
Description: None

Written Work Product
Written Work Product:

Other Work
Weekly in-class assessments taken via Canvas prior to the start of class.

Other Course Details
Prerequisites: None Concurrencies: None
Mutually Exclusive With: Ethics and Integrity for Law Firm Lawyers and Their Clients (SC) (7605), Professional Responsibility for Tax Lawyers (7134), Professional Responsibility in Public Interest Law Practice (7072)
Laptops Allowed: Yes
First Day Attendance Required: No
Course Resources: To be announced.
Course Notes: This class will meet entirely online. Class will take place synchronously via Zoom. Any additional remote learning details from the instructor will be posted to the course's Canvas page at a later date. This course satisfies the professional ethics course requirement for those seeking Virginia third-year practice certification. Grading: Students will be assessed based on class participation and weekly assessments. The lowest single assessment score will be dropped. For class participation, each week, one member of the group will be designated "on call" in discussions.

Graduation Requirements

*Satisfies Writing Requirement: No
**Credits For Prof. Skills Requirement: No
Satisfies Professional Ethics: Yes

*Yes means professor requires everyone in the course to submit a substantial research paper (which is the requirement standard in Academic Policies), so no paperwork required to be submitted to SRO. No means student must timely submit paperwork to SRO if intending to use a paper in this course to satisfy the Writing Requirement.

**Yes indicates course credits count towards UVA Law’s Prof. Skills graduation requirement, not necessarily a skills requirements for any particular state bar.

Schedule No.
Law No.
Modified Type
Cross Listed: No
Cross-Listed Course Mnemonic:
Concentrations: Litigation and Procedure
Public Syllabus Link: None
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Opens: Tuesday, November 10, 12:01 AM
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Closes: Thursday, November 26, 11:59 PM