Law 312 - Professional Responsibility and Lawyering Dilemmas

Joseph Lipner

Joseph Lipner

Lecturer in Law
B.A. Yeshiva College, 1985
J.D. Harvard Law School, 1988
Course Description:

The course will cover key concepts of legal ethics. We will explore professional responsibility issues that often arise for practicing lawyers. The course will examine both the ABA model rules and the California Rules of Professional Responsibility. We will read and analyze case law and other materials that have grappled with some of the hard questions facing lawyers who are trying to abide by the rules of ethics.

Course Learning Outcomes:

From this course, a student can expect to learn how to do the following:
• spot the ethical issues that arise in legal practice
• identify the principles and rules governing attorney conduct; and
• analyze the responsibilities of attorneys facing those ethical issues