Professional Responsibility

Section 1, Fall 18

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 46/80
Credits: 3

Course Description

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.

Course Requirements

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

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

Flex exam at end of semester.

Written Work Product
Written Work Product:

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: No
Course Notes: This course satisfies the professional ethics course requirement for those seeking Virginia third-year practice certification.

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.

General Information

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Modified Type
Cross Listed: No
Cross-Listed Course Mnemonic:
Concentrations: Litigation and Procedure
Public Syllabus Link: None
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