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295C sec. 001 - Criminal Law Ethics Seminar (Fall 2020)

Instructor: Prithika Balakrishnan  (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only)
Instructor: Susan Schechter  (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only | profile)
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Units: 2
Grading Designation: Graded

Due to COVID-19, this class is remote for Fall 2020.
Mode of Instruction: Remote Instruction


Tu 6:25 PM - 8:25 PM
Location: Internet/Online
From August 18, 2020
To September 01, 2020

Tu 6:25 PM - 8:25 PM
Location: Internet/Online
From September 15, 2020
To October 27, 2020

Tu 6:25 PM - 8:25 PM
Location: Internet/Online
From November 10, 2020
To November 17, 2020

Course Start: August 18, 2020
Course End: November 20, 2020
Class Number: 32567

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 11
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 25
As of: 12/07 09:41 AM

The Criminal Law Ethics Seminar is a 2-unit graded class that explores legal ethics issues from a criminal law perspective. The Seminar provides students with an opportunity to explore professional responsibility topics and to work on simulations and presentations related to criminal law. Students doing criminal field placements must take this Seminar or the 1-unit Field Placement Workshop (that does not meet the professional responsibility requirement). The Seminar is open to 2L, 3L and LLM students who have participated in a criminal law-related experiential learning opportunity - summer internship, SLPS/Pro Bono Project, law school clinic, etc. For questions about eligibility and course coverage, please contact Sue Schechter, Field Placement Director, To schedule and advising appointment, go to

The class will meet 12 Tuesday evenings during the semester, from 6:25- 8:25pm. The first required class meeting will be on Tuesday, August 18, 2020.

Due to the nature of this class, some or all of the sessions may not be recorded and posted except as required for accommodation of students with disabilities.

Real-time attendance at the first Zoom 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 or have prior permission of the instructor in order not to be dropped.

Requirements Satisfaction:

Units from this class satisfy the Professional Responsibility Requirement or count toward the J.D. Experiential Requirement, but not both.

Student Services is available to answer questions.

Exam Notes: (None) Class requires a series of papers, assignments, or presentations throughout the semester
Course Category: Field Placements
This course is listed in the following sub-categories:
Criminal Law
Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility

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  • Understanding Lawyers' Ethics
    Edition: 5th/2016
    Publisher: CAP
    ISBN: 9781632845061
    e-Book Available: Yes
    e-Book procurement note:
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: $55.25
    Price Source: user provided

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