Professional Responsibility



SLN #: 73072
Course Prefix: LAW-638
Course Section: 002
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): Sallen

Course Description:
This course will examine the law of lawyering with significant focus on the ethical rules by which attorneys should conduct themselves in their various professional roles. The course also will examine the common and statutory law applicable to lawyers. The course’s ultimate objective is to give students both a working knowledge of the law governing lawyers and the practice of law and legal ethics and an appreciation for the difficulties and challenges that the professional currently confronts. In addition to the final exam, a mid-term and periodic quizzes may be given. The course also will involve in-class assignments as well as out-of-class written assignments. The in-class assignments will include drafting various documents relevant to law practice and may include group assignments. Out-of-class writing assignments will include (1) researching and analyzing recent cases involved in the Arizona disciplinary system; (2) drafting ethics opinions on particular issues; and (3) analyzing existing rules for possible rule changes. To accomplish requirement (1) above, students will have two options: (1a) attend an actual disciplinary hearing and analyze at least one of the cases being heard or (1b) select and analyze two disciplinary reports.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 3
Grading Option: Numeric Grade and ONE-Time Pass Option is Available, or Letter Grade Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: No
Final Exam Given: Yes
Final Exam Type: In-Class
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Additional Attendance Policy: Yes, attendance is required
Online Course Site: None