Professional Responsibility



SLN #: 72241
Course Prefix: LAW-638
Course Section: 003
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): O'Grady

Course Description:
An introduction to the roles that lawyers play in our legal system; the structure of today’s legal profession; the basis for the lawyer's responsibilities to clients, courts, the profession, and society generally; the prevailing rules of legal ethics; and the expanding body of law that governs lawyers in addition to the ethics rules. Professor O’Grady will make a concentrated effort to provide students with context necessary to understand professional responsibility; thus, in addition to reading from the text, she will assign readings from literature, short stories, and essays. Moreover, students may be expected to participate in in-class simulations and write short reflective paragraphs for on-line posting. Attendance and class participation is required.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 3
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Written Assignment: Yes, see course description
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
Online Course Site: None