Professional Responsibility (Hybrid Class)

Section 2SP, Spring 21

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 38/40
Credits: 2
Day Time Room Start Date End Date
  • W
  • 1800-1950
  • WB152
01/27/2021 04/28/2021

Course Description

This course will build a working knowledge of the ABA Model Rules of Professional Responsibility and how they apply to the types of issues that commonly arise in the practice of law, including an introduction to the potential for variation across jurisdictions. In addition, the course will address the role of an attorney as a licensed professional subject to rules of professional conduct vis-à-vis the client, the courts, the organized bar, and the community. The course will introduce students to resources helpful to understanding application and interpretation of the rules

Course Requirements

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

Final Type (if any): Flex
Description: Flex exam at end of the semester.

Written Work Product
Written Work Product: There will be 3 brief written homework assignments designed to build familiarity with accessing legal ethics opinions, resources regarding jurisdictional variation, and ethics issues in the news. The assignments are to find and summarize one resource in each category.

Other Work

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: Yes
Course Resources: ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct, 2019 edition (hard copy or electronic version).
Course Notes:

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: Friday, April 16, 12:01 AM
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Closes: Sunday, May 02, 11:59 PM