210 sec. 003 - Legal Profession (Fall 2023)
Instructor: Dena Roche
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Grading Designation: Graded
Mode of Instruction: In-Person
Th 3:35 PM - 5:25 PM
Location: Law 170
From August 24, 2023
To November 30, 2023
Course End: November 30, 2023
Class Number: 31929
Enroll Limit: 60
As of: 12/08 01:03 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 former advisor and past chair of the State Bar of California’s Committee on Professional Responsibility and Conduct (COPRAC) and is actively involved in the California and national ethics community.
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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