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Fall 2022
6321 Professional Responsibility - MURPHY,E- 15342

Professor(s): Ellen Murphy (ADJUNCT)

Credits: 3

Course Areas: Procedure and Practice 

Time: 1:00p-2:30p  MW  Location:  

Course Outline: This course is a study of the legal and ethical responsibilities of members of the legal profession. A required course, Professional Responsibility focuses on both the Model Rules of Professional Conduct as well as the current law governing the conduct of lawyers.

Course Syllabus: Syllabus

Course Notes: (Synchronous Online)  The UH registration system instruction mode for this course is listed in parenthesis. After student registration opens, there may be instruction mode changes to this course up through two weeks before the first day of classes for the term, but notice of such changes will be sent to then-registered students. Contrary to the UH information, some student materials may not be available online, such as an assigned casebook. A physical classroom may be assigned for this course to give students a location in the Law Center to join the virtual class sessions. If the course has a final examination, the final and any other assessment for the course, such as a mid term exam, will be conducted without the need to physically come to the Law Center, such as, for example, via the EBB portal as a take home exam or under remote proctoring.



First Day Assignments:

Final Exam Schedule: 12/09 1-4pm      

This course will have:

Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No

Experiential Course Type: No

Bar Course: Required (MPRE)

DistanceEd ABA: Yes

Pass-Fail Student Election: Unavailable (Required Course)

Course Materials (3/22/2022 11:06:06 PM)

Special Case

You will need to purchase only one text for this class, and there should be many used copies available. I encourage you buy used. Be sure, however, you get the 4th edition of the text, as substantial updates have occurred between the 3rd and 4th editions.
I. Jefferson, Pearce, Green, Joy, Kim, Murphy. Terry, & Brown Professional Responsibility: A Contemporary Approach, (4th West 2020).
ISBN: 978-1642422856

You must use may purchase a hard copy or an electronic-only version. If you purchase the hard copy edition, you will receive an e-version of your text as well (see the inside front cover). The ebook includes mini-audio lectures, as well as live hyperlinks to definitions, Rules, and additional source materials.

Both versions include access to the textbook publisher’s PR Learning Library, which includes 12-month online access to 100 additional MPRE-style multiple-choice self-assessment quizzes, three leading study aids, Gilbert® Law Dictionary and an outline starter. The included study aids include Acing Professional Responsibility, Exam Pro on Professional Responsibility, Objective and Legal Ethics in a Nutshell. If you are sharing a copy of the textbook or you purchase a used book (which I encourage!) and the front-cover code is not available, you can purchase access to this Learning Library for $35 here. This is optional.

II. ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct
There is no need to purchase a rules supplement (although you may purchase a hardcopy here); you may access the Model Rules of Professional Conduct free at this ABA website.