LAW 2026 v00 : Professional Responsibility Law in the United States

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Spring 2021
LLM Adjunct
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gjb49 Buzzard, Greg
LAW 2026 v00: Professional Responsibility Law in the United States
Professional Responsibility Law in the United States
T 1:20-3:20p
Take-Home Exam


Prerequisite for the Summer Experience section: Foundations of American Law


This course is only open to foreign-educated LL.M. students (i.e., those students who do not have a U.S. J.D. degree). The summer section of this course is graded on a pass-fail basis. The fall and spring sections of this course are graded on an honors-pass-fail basis. There will be a scheduled take-home exam, date TBA. 

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Personal Information


Professor Buzzard is an Administrative Appeals Judge for the U.S. Department of Labor Benefits Review Board.  In this role, he is one of five judges who decide nationwide appeals in federal workers' compensation cases involving coal miners, longshore workers, oil and gas workers, and military contractors.  He issues more than 200 decisions per year on issues ranging from constitutional challenges and statutory interpretation to factual disputes and evidentiary rulings.  Professor Buzzard also worked to revise and strengthen the ethics standards that apply to members of three adjudicatory boards at the Department of Labor, consistent with the American Bar Association Model Code of Judicial Conduct.  Prior to his appointment to the Benefits Review Board, Professor Buzzard was General Counsel to U.S. Senator John D. Rockefeller IV.  Among his primary responsibilities was advising the Senator and all staff members on compliance with Senate ethics rules and related federal laws governing conflicts of interest, financial disclosure, acceptance of gifts, lobbying, and post-employment restrictions.  Professor Buzzard was also Senator Rockefeller's chief advisor on legislative matters relating to constitutional interpretation, federal and state justice systems, judicial nominations, immigration, labor and employment law, civil rights, and campaign finance reform.  

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