Courses 2011 - 2012
LAW B 510 Problems In Professional Responsibility
Credits: 2-4, Variable
Explores the ethical problems faced by lawyers in our legal system, including detailed study of the Rules of Professional Conduct. The course examines the various modes and methods of practice, e.g., criminal and civil practice, public interest law, government service including judging, and "house" counseling. In addition, the course explores the ethical problems and dilemmas inherent in each type of practice and the adversary system itself and addresses the larger philosophical and ethical dimensions of the lawyer’s role in society. Some of the issues may be approached through role playing and other clinical techniques.
PLEASE NOTE: If a section of this course is taught "in the clinical context," it will be open only to students who have been enrolled in one of the clinics listed below for the autumn and/or winter of the academic year during which the section is offered and enrollment will be capped at 30. Students enrolling in this section of B510 will be required to assume the lawyering duties of an enrolled clinic student (including the duty of confidentiality) upon commencing this section of Professional Responsibility even if they are enrolled in a clinic that will not otherwise begin until winter quarter. Students enrolling in this section will satisfy the Professional Responsibility requirement provided they complete the course requirements. Only students enrolled in one of the following clinics will be eligible: E594 (Berman Environmental Clinic); E524 (Children and Youth Advocacy Clinic); T526 (Federal Tax Clinic); E566 (Innocence Project NW); B526 (Mediation Clinic); E554 (Technology Law and Public Policy Clinic); E529 (Tribal Court Public Defense Clinic); B528 (Unemployment Compensation Clinic); and E523 (Entrepreneurial Law Clinic).