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LAW418 Professional Responsibility

Course Description

This course explores the modern challenges to fulfilling the attorney’s professional responsibility and the far more profound dilemmas facing a responsible attorney seeking to practice ethically and to adhere to the highest professional values in the 21st century. Topics include organization and regulation of the legal profession; canons of ethics; disciplinary measures; the lawyer’s responsibility to clients, the community, and the profession; and the obligation of judges to remain impartial and independent.