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295K sec. 001 - Professional Identity in US Public and Private Sector Practice (Fall 2022)

Instructor: Susan Schechter  (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only | profile)
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Units: 1
Grading Designation: Credit Only
Mode of Instruction: In-Person

Meeting:

M 3:35 PM - 4:45 PM
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From August 22, 2022
To November 07, 2022

Course Start: August 22, 2022
Course End: November 07, 2022
Class Number: 32216

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 19
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 30
As of: 02/02 10:30 PM


Professionalism in U.S. Public Interest and Private Sector Practice is a 1-unit course designed for LL.M. students to introduce them to lawyers practicing in the U.S. legal system. The course is open to all LL.M. students and will explore professional norms of public interest and private sector law practice in the U.S., primarily through a range of guest speakers sharing their insights and expertise. The speakers will come from non-profit and public interest law organizations, government agencies, corporate counsel offices, and private practices with the goal of discussing what it means to be a legal professional in the U.S.; topics will include professionalism, professional identity, and current issues facing the profession.

Fall semester speakers include:
August 29- Chrissy Filip, Securities and Exchange Commission, Enforcement Division, San Francisco and Deborah Schlosberg, Berkeley Law Pro Bono Program Director

September 12- Helena Engfeldt, Baker & MacKenzie and Rose Goldberg, California Attorney General’s Office, Consumer Team, Veterans Rights Practicum and Berkeley Law Lecturer

September 19- Jermel Thomas, Contra Costa Public Defender’s Office and Anya Grossman, Berkeley Law Director of Global Outreach and Professional Engagement

October 3- Gurpeet Sandhu, Litigation Associate, Gordon and Rees and Adam Sterling, Executive Director of Berkeley Center for Law and Business and co-founder of StartUp@Berkeley Law

October 10- Laura MacGinnis, Family Violence Law Project and Smita Rajmohan, Senior Counsel at Autodesk and Berkeley Law Alumni Association Board, Mentorship Chair

October 17- Antonia Carew-Watts, General Counsel, ITVS

October 24- Agustina Perez, Child's Rights Senior Associate at Bank Information Center

October 31-Hélène Caravallo, Family Law, NY

November 7- Jeff Lehtman, Member, Miller & Chevalier, Washington, DC

The class will meet on Mondays, from 3:35 - 4:45 in room 141 through November 7, 2020. Interested students are encouraged to enroll as soon as possible. If students have any questions, please contact Sue Schechter, Field Placement Director and Lecturer-in-Residence, sschechter@law.berkeley.edu.

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:
Social Justice and Public Interest

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