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210 sec. 002 - Legal Profession (Spring 2018)

Instructor: Catherine Fisk  (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only | profile)
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Units: 2

    Course Start: January 09, 2018
    Course End: April 20, 2018
    Class Number (1Ls): 40766
    Class Number: (Non-1Ls): 40766

    Enrollment info: Enrolled: 82
    Waitlisted: 0
    Enroll Limit: 90
    As of: 07/03 08:08 AM


    This course will study the ethical issues facing all lawyers in the practice of law, with a particular focus on lawyers in a public interest, government civil and criminal practice, and labor and employment settings. Lawyers' ethical decision making is guided not only by the rules of professional conduct, which we will study, but also by the opportunities, constraints, and norms of their practice setting. Therefore, in addition to studying the rules of professional conduct tested on the California Bar Exam and the Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam, the class will consider highly relevant empirical information about social, economic, and other aspects of the legal profession. That knowledge is essential to equip students to understand how lawyers in practice actually relate to their clients and colleagues and how they resolve ethical dilemmas. Finally, the class will equip students to understand some of the major issues confronting the legal profession, including access to justice for low- and moderate-income people and the challenges confronting lawyers and clients in the criminal justice system.

    This course is interactive and requires participation. For this reason, attendance and participation are required.

    This course satisfies the Professional Responsibility Requirement.

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    This class satisfies the Professional Responsibility Requirement.


    Exam Notes: (TH) Take-home examination
    Course Category: Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility

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    • Legal Profession: Ethics in Contemporary Practice
      Southworth
      Edition: 2014
      Publisher: West Academic
      ISBN: 9781628101720
      Copyright Date: To Be Determined
      Price: $221.00
      Price Source: user provided
    • Model Rules of Professional Conduct 2017
      American Bar Association
      Edition: 2017
      Publisher: ABA
      ISBN: 9781634258357
      Copyright Date: To Be Determined
      Price: 29.95
      Price Source: user provided

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