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210 sec. 002 - Legal Profession (Spring 2023)
Instructor: Merri Baldwin (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only)
Instructor: Amy L Bomse
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Grading Designation: Graded
Mode of Instruction: In-Person
W 6:25 PM - 8:15 PM
Location: Law 132
From January 11, 2023
To April 19, 2023
Course End: April 19, 2023
Class Number: 32306
Enroll Limit: 62
As of: 08/24 11:03 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 and small-group exercises. For this reason, 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. This class will be co-taught by Merri A. Baldwin and Amy Bomse. Both are shareholders at the San Francisco law firm of Rogers Joseph O'Donnell where they represent attorneys and law firms in legal malpractice, discipline and risk management issues. Both are past chairs of the California State Bar Association’s Committee on Professional Responsibility and Conduct.
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.
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