Ethics & Professionalism

Credit Hours:

Laura L. Chastain

Third Year

This course addresses the ethical standards and professional responsibility required of Tennessee lawyers and judges relating to the practice of law and to the administration of law in the courts of this state, and the regulation thereof. The three main objectives of this course are to enable students: (1) to be conversant with the Tennessee Rules of Professional Conduct and the Tennessee Code of Judicial Conduct; (2) to prepare students to take and pass the MPRE; and (3) to inspire students to ethically practice law. The class format is lecture and class discussion based on readings and out of class assignments. Participation in class discussion is expected. This course contains subject matter that will be included on the Tennessee bar examination.