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Professional Responsibility

Instructor: Dessem

1st Day Assignment

Professional Responsibility

Fall 2018

Professor Dessem

Required Books and First Week’s Assignments

Our course will meet from 4:00 to 5:15 on Monday and Wednesday in Room 5. Our first class will be on Monday, August 20, and the semester’s final class will be on Monday, November 26

In order to cover textual material before the Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination on Saturday, November 10, we will have an anticipatory make-up class from 1:00 to 1:55 in Room 5 on Tuesday, August 21.

Our texts for this course are Lerman & Schrag, Ethical Problems in the Practice of Law (4th ed. 2016) and Lerman, Schrag & Gupta, Ethical Problems in the Practice of Law: Model Rules, State Variations, and Practice Questions: 2018-2019 (2017) (or another publication containing the current ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct).

For our first class on Monday, August 20, please read text pages 1-17 and 19 – 46 and be prepared to discuss Problem 1-1 on page 46.

For our Tuesday, August 21 make-up class, please read pages 46-63 and be prepared to discuss this material—especially Problems 1-2 (pages 57-58) and 1-3 (pages 61-63).

For our final class of this week on Wednesday, August 22, please read pages 65 – 96 and the following documents on the course TWEN site: Missouri Bar Disciplinary Process; Flow Chart of Attorney Disciplinary Process (Missouri); Missouri Supreme Court Rule 5.15; and Missouri Supreme Court Rule 5.16). Prepare to answer in class all questions and discuss Problems 2-1, 2-2, and 2-3.

Feel free to contact me with any questions about our course. My email address is, and I look forward to learning with you this semester.

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