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210.1S sec. 001 - Legal Ethics in the Practice of Law (Summer 2024)

Instructor: Lois W Schwartz  (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only)
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Units: 3
Grading Designation: Graded
Mode of Instruction: In-Person


MTuWThF 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Law 140
From June 04, 2024
To June 21, 2024

Summer Quarter: 2
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Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 12
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 35
As of: 05/20 07:33 AM

The course is intended to familiarize students with the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct, which are tested on the MPRE exam and the California Bar Exam, and the California Rules of Professional Conduct, which are tested on the California Bar Exam. We begin with an explanation of the rules that most frequently affect practicing attorneys. Then we either complete reinforcement exercises that apply the rules to different fact scenarios or we break into groups to discuss more detailed ethical problems from the Lerman and Schrag casebook that require a working knowledge of the rules combined with critical judgment. Some of the group exercises are based on actual scenarios; some are fictional; all provoke strong opinions. On days when we break into groups, we will all debrief together at the end of class.

Professor Lois Schwartz has been teaching law students for over 25 years. She graduated from Berkeley Law in 1989. She is a member of the full-time faculty at UC Hastings and has taught a popular Legal Ethics course there for many years. She has participated in groups encouraging the reform of California Rules of Ethics and makes a particular point of incorporating relevant ethical issues into the other doctrinal courses she teaches.

Requirements Satisfaction:

This class satisfies the Professional Responsibility Requirement.

Submit teaching evaluations for this course between 19-JUN-24 and 21-JUN-24

Exam Notes: (TH) Take-home examination
Course Category: Bar Courses

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Required Books are in blue

  • Ethical Problems in the Practice of Law
    Lisa G. Lerman, Philip G. Schrag, Robert Rubinson
    Publisher: Wolters Kluwer
    ISBN: 9781543804669
    e-Book Available: unknown
    Price: To Be Determined
  • Model Rules of Professional Conduct and Other Selected Standards, 2023 Edition
    Publisher: Foundation Press
    ISBN: 9781636599656
    e-Book Available: unknown
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: To Be Determined

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