• Professional Responsibility - Criminal Law Ethics – 6664

    Spring 2017




  • Course Equivalency

    Students may NOT earn credit if LAW 6600 Professional Responsibility, LAW 6661 Professional Responsibility - General, LAW 6662 Professional Responsibility - Business, LAW 6663 Professional Responsibility - Civil Trial Lawyer, or LAW 6665 Professional Responsibility - Government was previously completed.

    Grad. Requirements
    • Professional Responsibility
    Subject Area
    • Criminal Justice *
    • Litigation, Alternative Dispute Resolution & Advocacy
    • Professional Responsibility
    Student Year
    Upper Division
    Grade Base
    A - F
    Course type

This course addresses the history, goals, structure, values, and responsibilities of the legal profession and its members with a particular focus within the context of criminal law. The primary goal of this course is for students to learn the Model Rules of Professional Conduct and be able to apply them to situations involving ethical issues.  Students will study ethics pertaining to the individual such as the duties of the defense lawyer, prosecutors’ ethics, judges’ ethics, and the limits of zealous representation; issues relating to client representation such as counseling, client autonomy, lawyer-client trust and confidence, confidentiality, and client perjury; and ethics relating to trial such as preparing witnesses and cross-examination.

Contact Information

University of Minnesota Law School

Walter F. Mondale Hall | 229 19th Avenue South | Minneapolis, MN 55455

P: 612-625-5000

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