LAW 609 - Professional Responsibility
Instructor: Paul Bennett
Mo We 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM • August 16 - December 1 • Fall 2021
Section 003 • 3 units • Graded • In Person
This course will introduce students to the many areas in which ethical lawyers face difficult choices. Students will study attorney-client relationships, the duties owed to clients, conflicts of interest, lawyer advertising, the special roles of prosecutors and judges, and other topics. Students will also explore some of the ethical, moral, and personal choices lawyers face in practice that cannot easily be resolved by reference to rules or laws alone. This will be done by looking at the history, goals, values, and responsibilities of the legal profession and its members.