Courses 2012 - 2013
LAW B 510 Problems In Professional Responsibility
Credits: 2-4, Max 4
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.
Spring 2015: This course focuses on professional responsibility questions that typically arise in public interest practice, and examines the extent to which the application of ethical principles varies by public interest practice context. The course is designed for students who are interested in exploring ethical issues in this context, regardless of where they intend to work after graduation.