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PracticePerfect Professional Responsibility

  • Andrew M. Perlman
  • Nancy B. Rapoport
  • Melissa B. Shultz
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PracticePerfect Professional Responsibility is a new visually engaging, interactive study aid to explain commonly encountered legal doctrines through easy-to-understand animated videos, illustrative examples, and numerous practice questions. Developed by a team of experts in the field of Professional Responsibility including Andrew M. Perlman, Dean of Suffolk University School of Law and one of the original PracticePerfect authors (Civil Procedure), as well as law professors Nancy B. Rapoport, Distinguished Professor at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and Melissa B. Shultz, Mitchell Hamline School of Law. PracticePerfect Professional Responsibility is the ideal study companion for today’s law students.
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Andrew M. Perlman
Professor of Law
Suffolk University

Andrew M. Perlman is Dean and Professor of Law at Suffolk University Law School. Professor Perlman's work focuses on civil procedure, professional responsibility, and law practice technology and innovation.& Professor Perlman served as the Chief Reporter for the ABA Commission on Ethics 2020, which successfully proposed numerous changes to the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct and related policies to address advances in technology and the increasing globalization of law practice. He is also a member of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court’s Standing Advisory Committee on the Rules of Professional Conduct and the Chair of the Section on Professional Responsibility of the Association of American Law Schools (2014). In addition to his writings in civil procedure and professional responsibility, Professor Perlman helped to establish — and is the inaugural Director of — Suffolk’s Institute on Law Practice Technology and Innovation, which offers programs, courses, public lectures, and other information designed to educate students, the legal profession, and the public about technology’s transformation of the practice of law and the delivery of legal services. He is also the Director of the Law School's Concentration in Legal Technology and Innovation.& Prior to joining the Suffolk faculty, Professor Perlman clerked for a federal district court judge and practiced as a litigation associate with the Chicago law firm of Schiff Hardin. He is an honors graduate of Yale College and Harvard Law School, and he received an LL.M from Columbia, where he was an Associate-in-Law and taught legal research and writing.

Nancy B. Rapoport
William S. Boyd School of Law, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

bNancy B. Rapoportb is the Garman Turner Gordon Professor of Law at the William S. Boyd School of Law, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and an Affiliate Professor of Business Law and Ethics in the Lee Business School at UNLV.& After receiving her B.A., isumma cum laude,i from Rice University in 1982 and her J.D. from Stanford Law School in 1985, she clerked for the Honorable Joseph T. Sneed III on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and then practiced law (primarily bankruptcy law) with Morrison & Foerster in San Francisco from 1986-1991.& She started her academic career at The Ohio State University College of Law in 1991, and she moved from Assistant Professor to Associate Professor with tenure in 1995 to Associate Dean for Student Affairs (1996) and Professor (1998) (just as she left Ohio State to become Dean and Professor of Law at the University of Nebraska College of Law).& She served as Dean of the University of Nebraska College of Law from 1998-2000.& She then served as Dean and Professor of Law at the University of Houston Law Center from July 2000-May 2006 and as Professor of Law from June 2006-June 2007, when she left to join the faculty at Boyd.& She served as Interim Dean of Boyd from 2012-2013, as Senior Advisor to the President of UNLV from 2014-2015, as Acting Executive Vice President & Provost from 2015-2016, as Acting Senior Vice President for Finance and Business (for July and August 2017), and as Special Counsel to the President from May 2016-June 2018. Her specialties are bankruptcy ethics, ethics in governance, law firm behavior, and the depiction of lawyers in popular culture.& Among her published works are Corporate Scandals and Their Implications 3d (Nancy B. Rapoport and Jeffery D. Van Niel, eds. West Academic 2018), which addresses the question of why we never seem to learn from prior corporate scandals, Law School Survival Manual: From LSAT to Bar Exam, co-authored with Jeffrey D. Van Niel (Aspen Publishers 2010), and Law Firm Job Survival Manual: &From First Interview to Partnership, also co-authored with Jeffrey D. Van Niel (Wolters Kluwer 2014).& She is admitted to the bars of the states of California, Ohio, Nebraska, Texas, and Nevada and of the United States Supreme Court.& In 2001, she was elected to membership in the American Law Institute, and in 2002, she received a Distinguished Alumna Award from Rice University.& In 2017, she was inducted into Phi Kappa Phi (Chapter 100).& She is the Secretary of the Board of Directors of the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement (the Mob Museum) and a Trustee of Claremont Graduate University.& She is also a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation and a Fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy. &In 2009, the Association of Media and Entertainment Counsel presented her with the Public Service Counsel Award at the 4suthsu Annual Counsel of the Year Awards.& In 2017, she received the Commercial Law League of America’s Lawrence P. King Award for Excellence in Bankruptcy, and in 2018, she was one of the recipients of the NAACP Legacy Builder Awards (Las Vegas Branch #1111).& She has served as the fee examiner or as chair of the fee review committee in such large bankruptcy cases as iZetta Jet, iiToys R Us, Caesars, Station Casinos, Pilgrim’s Pride,i and iMirant.i She has also appeared in the Academy Awardsu®su-nominated movie, iEnron: The Smartest Guys in the Room i(Magnolia Pictures 2005) (as herself).& Although the movie garnered her a listing in IMDB, she still hasn’t been able to join the Screen Actors Guild.& In her spare time, she competes, pro-am, in American Rhythm and American Smooth ballroom dancing.& In 2014, she won the national U.S. Open ProAm Rising Star American Smooth Competition B Division, and in 2017, she came in 2sundsu in the “C” Open to the World ProAm American Style 9-Dance Championship.& The most interesting thing about her is that she is married to a former Marine Scout-Sniper.& The best way to reach her is to call her on her cell phone.

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