Regulation of Attorneys 132-S1
October 30, 2015
This course considers the ethical obligations and professional expectations of attorneys in not only a professional capacity but also on a non-professional, personal level. Examined are the professional conduct requirements relative to an attorney’s relationship with clients, other attorneys, the legal system and even the community at large. While certainly many of the issues considered are rooted in ethical philosophy, there should be no confusion that this is a urisprudential theory course. A major goal of the class is to prepare students for the analysis and discussion of real world ethical problems they will face in practice.
The summer course consists of two major components: a thorough review of the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct and the application of those rules to challenging contexts of legal practice. In addition to a final exam the class will include student presentations incorporating application of the ethics rules.
*This course satisfies the professionalism requirement.
The American Bar Association accreditation standards require students to regularly attend the courses in which they are registered. Lewis & Clark expects students to attend classes regularly and to prepare for classes conscientiously. Specific attendance requirements may vary from course to course. Any attendance guidelines for a given class must be provided to students in a syllabus or other written document at the start of the semester. Sanctions (e.g., required withdrawal from the course, grade adjustment, and/or a failing grade) will be imposed for poor attendance.
For more information:Adjunct Professor: Lane Borg
Class Meets: Tuesday May 31 - Tuesday July 5
Time: 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Exam: Unscheduled Available either on Friday July 1 or Tuesday July 5