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Practical Legal Ethics

NOTE: There are 5 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, and LAW-154 without prior approval of John Parry or Libby Davis.

This course contextualizes the professional responsibility obligations of attorneys by helping students identify, analyze, and resolve ethical challenges that they may encounter in their careers. This interactive, experiential course explores ethical issues facing in-house, law firm, government agency, and solo practitioners.

Students will role-play challenging scenarios, which illustrate ethical problems in the real world, giving them the practical experience they need to identify and solve ethical problems they will face in their future practice area. By the end of this course, students will gain a deep insight into their ethical obligations as attorneys. Additionally, the course will cover the history, goals, structure, and values of the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct.

Students must purchase a printed copy of the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct. Additional readings for the course will include ethics opinions, law journal articles, and selected cases.