210 sec. 002 - Legal Profession (Spring 2020)
Instructor: Hans Moore
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Due to COVID-19, law school classes were graded as credit/no pass in spring 2020.
- W 6:25 PM - 8:15 PM
Location: Law 100
From January 15, 2020
To April 24, 2020
Course End: April 24, 2020
Class Number: 31923
Enroll Limit: 60
As of: 06/16 11:02 PM
This course will explore the ethical issues facing all lawyers in the practice of law. We will focus on the ABA’s Model Rules of Professional Conduct as well as ethics opinions, statutes, regulations and relevant case law, with some consideration of California ethics rules on select issues. The course’s aim is to provide students the tools to identify and analyze ethical questions from a practical perspective. We will utilize real and hypothetical case studies to contextualize the various rules and learn a process for facing ethical dilemmas. This course is interactive and requires participation in the form of class discussion. For this reasons, attendance is required. Ten percent of the final grade will be determined by class participation. The class will include some discussion of the MPRE, and practice multiple-choice questions, although it is not an MPRE prep course.
Hans I. Moore is an Assistant District Attorney in the Independent Investigation Bureau, an independent unit within the San Francisco District Attorney's Office ensuring law enforcement accountability by conducting independent investigations, and where warranted, criminally prosecuting officers who violate the law. Prior to joining the SFDA's office Hans was a Senior Staff Attorney at Public Advocates, Inc., a non-profit civil rights law firm where he focused on education equity through policy advocacy and litigation. Hans has served as Deputy Trial Counsel at the Office of the Chief Trial Counsel for the State Bar of California where he prosecuted violations of California's Rules of Professional Conduct and the State Bar Act. Before moving to California, Hans practiced law in Maryland as a state prosecutor and civil litigator and served on Maryland's Attorney Grievance Commission which oversees the misconduct complaints lodged against Maryland attorneys.
Attendance at the first class is mandatory for all currently enrolled and waitlisted students; any currently enrolled or waitlisted students who are not present on the first day of class (without prior permission of the instructor) will be dropped. The instructor will continue to take attendance throughout the add/drop period and anyone who moves off the waitlist into the class must continue to attend in order not to be dropped.
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