Law 312 - Professional Responsibility
J.D. New York University, 1993
M.A. UCLA (Political Science), 1998
This course covers the law governing lawyers in their relationships with clients, courts, and other lawyers. Employing a problem-based approach, enlivened by television and movie clips, this course offers to students a firm understanding of the primary legal rules and current controversies in the field of legal ethics.
After taking this course, students will:
- Be familiar with generally recognized approaches to the study of law and legal reasoning.
- Be able to identify and understand key concepts in substantive law and the legal process.
- Have an understanding of the role of law in public policy.
- Be able to carry out a competent legal analysis.
- Have had exposure to problem-solving techniques that prepare students to practice in a diverse society and world, such as the ability to work collaboratively, to communicate effectively with clients, and to engage competently with persons from a variety of backgrounds and holding a variety of views.
- Be familiar with the rules of professional ethics.
- Be capable of exhibiting professionalism in the practice of law in accordance with the legal profession’s values and standards.