Section 1, Spring 23
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This course will examine the core concepts of professional responsibility: competence, complicity, conflicts of interest, and confidentiality. The course will cover the Model Rules of Professional Responsibility, but it is not a course solely about the ethics rules. Rather, a major theme of the course is the interaction between the ethics rules and the broader law of lawyering, including tort law, criminal law, agency law, securities law, and the attorney-client privilege. The course will focus on corporate practice (including litigation and transactional lawyering), but will give some attention to other types of practice.
Final Type (if any): Flex
Description: Flex exam at end of semester.
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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.
*Satisfies Writing Requirement: No
**Credits For Prof. Skills Requirement: No
Satisfies Professional Ethics: Yes
*If “Yes,” then students are required to submit a substantial research paper in this course, which means students do not need to submit any form to SRO for this paper to meet their upper-level writing requirement. If “No,” then students must submit a “special request” e-form to SRO (available via LawWeb) no later than five weeks after the start of the term for a paper in this class to be counted toward the upper-level 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.
Cross Listed: No
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Concentrations: Litigation and Procedure
Public Syllabus Link: None
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Opens: Friday, April 21, 12:01 AM
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Closes: Sunday, April 30, 11:59 PM