6321 Professional Responsibility (FLLM ONLY) - DAVIS- 23818
Megan Davis (CLINICAL FACULTY [405(b)])
Course Areas: Procedure and Practice
Time: 10:30a-12:00p MW Location: 312
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: (Face-to-Face) 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. For this instruction mode, instructors and students are expected to normally be physically present in the classroom. If the course has a final examination, it will be in a classroom requiring your physical presence. Other assessment, such as a mid-term exam, may also be in a classroom. Whether this instructor will offer “remote presence” (starting a zoom meeting from the podium computer to enable student remote access on an occasional basis) for part or all of the semester is not known, but students should not rely on an expectation that remote presence will be available.
First Day Assignments:
Final Exam Schedule: 05/05 9am-1pm
This course will have:
Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No
Experiential Course Type: No
Bar Course: Required (MPRE)
DistanceEd ABA: No (no more than 1/3 of the class sessions have the instructor separated from all students via technology)
Pass-Fail Student Election: Unavailable (Required Course)
Course Materials: JEFFERSON ET AL., PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY: A CONTEMPORARY APPROACH (4th ed. 2020) (the casebook or “CB”); and MICHAEL L. SEIGEL & JAMES L. KELLEY, LAWYERS CROSSING LINES: TEN STORIES (Carolina Academic Press 2010).
Recommended Supplement – JOHN S. DZIENKOWSKI, PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY STANDARDS,
RULES, AND STATUTES (2021-2022 abridged edition)
You will need a current copy of the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct (the “Model
Rules” or “MRs”); and a current copy of the ABA Model Code of Judicial Conduct, both of
which are included in the recommended Dzienkowski supplement.
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