Spring 2017 Course Schedule

Legal Ethics (LAW-550-005)
Dolores Dorsainvil, Clay Smith

Meets: 06:00 PM - 07:50 PM (T) - Room Y403

Enrolled: 25 / Limit: 65

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The first day of class is Tuesday, January 10, 2017 @ 6:00 pm.


This course addresses the ethical requirements governing admission to the Bar and the practice of law. The issues we will examine are subject to various rules of conduct. Our focus is on the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct, a version of which has been adopted in most states, as well as the D.C. and Maryland Rules of Professional Conduct. In practice, you will be governed by the rules adopted by each tribunal that admits you to practice.

Textbooks and Other Materials

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1. 2016 Edition Model Rules of Professional Conduct by the American Bar Association’s Center for Professional Responsibility, ISBN 9781634255028; and 2. Course Packet posted on MyWCL, and is also available for purchase on demand from the WCL Copy Center

First Class Readings

ABA Model Rules Book (2016 Edition): Preamble, Scope, Essay, Rule 1.0 Terminology, Unit One (Introduction) from the Copied materials pp 1-20. The cases are: Red Dog, 625 A.2d 245 Unit Two (Duty of Competence) Battle 646 A.2d 315


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