Law 312 - Professional Responsibility

Adam Winkler

Adam Winkler

Professor of Law
B.S.F.S Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, 1990
J.D. New York University, 1993
M.A. UCLA (Political Science), 1998
Twitter: @adamwinkler
UCLA Faculty since 2002
Course Description:

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.

Course Learning Outcomes:

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.

Course Information:
​Faculty Term Course Section ​Schedule ​Units Requisite Satisfies SAW
Adam Winkler 20S 312 LEC 2 R 8:25 AM - 10:25 AM 2.0 No No