Once representation is complete, the client isn't a client anymore, so lawyers in ABA Model Rule jurisdictions should be free to date to their hearts' content.
Indeed, just last year, the Louisiana Supreme Court declined to apply to former clients the prohibition on dating current clients.
The following was included in TCTA's 2016-17 Survival Guide, the ultimate reference tool for Texas educators, and is current as of September 2016 but is subject to change.
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Breaking those rules could jeopardize the professor's job.
Either way, it highlights some questions about the ethics of relationships, especially when they involve a difference in authority, and who has a right to govern those relationships.Beyond that, some schools have specific rules about what to do if a student and a professor want to pursue a romantic relationship.If that's the case at your institution, know that the answer to your dating question lies in the faculty and/or student handbook.While relationships between students and professors aren't unheard of, they can be a source for all kinds of problems.First things first: A student must be 18 years old to legally be able to consent to a relationship with an adult.
And it's a question that more and more universities are wrestling with.