Earthrise Ethics I

NOTE: There are 6 choices to fulfill the Ethics requirement and no student may take more than one Ethics class from among LAW-132, LAW-150 and LAW-151 (must take both), LAW-152, LAW-153, LAW-154, and LAW-155 without prior approval of John Parry or Libby Davis.

Earthrise Ethics I - Professor Tom Buchele

  • Course Type: Foundational
  • Credits: 1
  • Enrollment Limit: Limited to student enrolled in Environmental Clinic: Earthrise I & II
  • Description: This is a two-part, year-long, course about the law and ethics of lawyering, with particular emphases on public interest lawyering and environmental litigation. During the first semester, the course will survey the laws, disciplinary rules and principles governing the practice of lawyers and the organization of the legal profession. Topics include the allocation of regulatory authority over the legal profession, confidentiality, conflicts of interest, attorney duties, and judicial conduct. During the second semester, the course will develop a theoretical frame for examination of ethical duties and conduct, and challenge students to apply the rules they have learned to situations likely to arise in public interest law and environmental litigation. Completion of both parts will fulfill the legal professionalism requirement.
  • Co-Requisite: Environmental Clinic: Earthrise I & II
  • Evaluation Method: Final examination; class participation
  • Capstone: no
  • WIE: no