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210 sec. 003 - Legal Profession (Fall 2022)

Instructor: Dena Meghan Roche  (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only)
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Units: 2
Grading Designation: Graded
Mode of Instruction: In-Person


M 3:35 PM - 5:25 PM
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From August 22, 2022
To November 28, 2022

Course Start: August 22, 2022
Course End: November 28, 2022
Class Number: 31828

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 44
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 50
As of: 02/17 06:39 AM

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 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 and small-group exercises. For this reason, attendance is required. Fifteen percent (15%) of the final grade will be determined by class participation.

Dena M. Roche is a Managing Partner and founder of the California law firm O’Rielly & Roche LLP, where she counsels lawyers, law firms, and in-house legal departments on matters of professional responsibility, risk management, and law firm practice management. She is the current advisor and past chair of the State Bar of California’s Committee on Professional Responsibility and Conduct (COPRAC).

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 or have prior permission of the instructor in order not to be dropped.

Requirements Satisfaction:

This class satisfies the Professional Responsibility Requirement.

Exam Notes: (TH) Take-home examination
Exam Length: 3 hours
Course Category: Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility

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  • Bundle: Ethical Problems in the Practice of Law, Fifth Edition with Connected Quizzing
    Lisa Lerman, Philip Schrag, Robert Rubinson
    Edition: 5th Edition
    Publisher: Aspen Publishing
    ISBN: 9781543845679
    e-Book Available: No
    Price: $323.00
    Price Source: user provided
  • Ethical Problems in the Practice of Law: Model Rules, State Variations, and Practice Questions, 2021 and 2022 Edition
    Lisa G. Lerman, Philip G. Schrag, Anjum Gupta
    Edition: 2021 and 2022 ed., 2021
    Publisher: Aspen
    ISBN: 9781543815641
    e-Book Available: Yes
    e-Book procurement note:
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: 57.00
    Price Source: user provided

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