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Professional Responsibility (LAWS 2001)

Course Info

This course deals with questions underlying the responsibilities of the lawyer, as a professional, to self, society, client, and the profession. Premises concerning the lawyer's role or roles within the context of the adversary system are examined in some detail, as is the idea of professionalism. The Model Code of Professional Responsibility and the Model Rules of Professional Conduct are analyzed as generalized statements of the aspirations and obligations of lawyers, and as applied to concrete problems.

Professor

Prof. Jonathan Gordon is the Professor of Lawyering Skills and Director of the SJD Program at CWRU School of Law. He teaches the First Year Seminar and Advanced Seminar to international students in the SJD Program as well as Professional Responsibility to international students in the school's LLM program.

Syllabus

The syllabus for your course is available on Canvas.

Textbook

Study Aids

These study aids are available online.  Please click the hyperlinked title to view them. For instructions on how to use the specific platforms, including troubleshooting, please view Andy Dorchak's Study Aids Research Guide.

Audio Guides

CALI

Computer-Aided Legal Instruction (CALI) requires an authorization code to use. If you do not have a CALI account, please contact Kieran Layton or the reference desk for assistance.

CALI (Computer Assisted Legal Instruction) Professional Responsibility lessons