LAWYER'S PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY

Professional Responsibility, law school books, MPRE study aids, outlines and old law exams.

For study aids I recommend the Examples and Explanations and Crunch Time. There is a list of MPRE outlines below that you can go over but you really need to develop your own outline. Use these only as a guide and to be sure you have not missed anything. The law school essay is where you need to pick out and discuss the issues. Your law professor has a grading sheet and has assigned a value to each issue. The key is to recognize and then discuss each Professional Responsibility issue in the short amount of time allotted. The best way is to go over old exams and do a timed practice.

This course is designed to prepare students to recognize and deal with ethical issues in the practice of law. Topics investigated include: conflicts of interest, actual and potential, and the limits on representation required; confidentiality in the context of an adversarial system; lawyers' responsibilities as advocates in and out of the courtroom; ethical problems encountered by corporate and government lawyers; special problems facing prosecution and criminal defense lawyers; advertising and solicitation; and admission to the Bar. Actual and hypothetical problems are analyzed in light of the Code of Professional Responsibility and the Model Rules of Professional Conduct, subjecting both sets of rules to critical analysis.

MPRE Law School Outlines

MPRE Outlines from NYU Law School. Click on Upper Level Outlines on the left.

Summary of the Model Rules of Professional Responsibility

Professional Responsibility Case Briefs

MPRE Case Briefs

MPRE Websites and Practice Tests

Official MPRE site Sign up for the MPRE

Streaming video lectures, practice exams, and an outline

Free MPRE Practice Test

MPRE Multiple Choice Questions

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Who Gets the Ashes

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My executor shall have the power to employ and make the necessary arrangements for the proper disposition of my final remains in accordance with any written statement by me or, if none, at my Executor’s sole discretion except that it is my desire that I be cremated.