The American Legal Profession

Details

Course Code:
LAW 6003
Units:
3
Grading:
Law Honors/Pass/Restrd Cr/Fail

Description

(Formerly Law 685) This course will deal with selected aspects of the history, organization, economics, ethics, and possible futures of the legal profession in the United States. Likely topics will include, in addition to the ABA's Model Rules of Professional Conduct: demographic changes in the profession, the evolution of law firms, bar associations, and law schools from the early twentieth century to the present; the development of corporate law, personal injury, mass torts, prosecutorial and criminal defense practices, and the "public-interest" bar; the dominant professional ethic of adversary-advocacy, and its critics; the regulation of lawyers; the economics of the market for legal services; the organization and culture of law firm practice; the role of the role of the lawyer as counselor; and the export of American lawyering models abroad. Take-home examination, with option of writing a research paper. Special Instructions: Students have the option to write a long research paper in lieu of the final exam with consent of instructor. After the term begins, students accepted into the course can transfer from section (01) into section (02), which meets the R requirement, with consent of the instructor. Elements used in grading: Class participation, attendance, final paper or final exam.

Future Offerings

2016-2017 Spring

The American Legal Profession LAW 6003 Section 01 Class #31955

  • 3 Units

Notes: E -Ethics Requirement for Law Degree. Exam format to be determined.

The American Legal Profession LAW 6003 Section 02 Class #31956

  • 3 Units

Notes: E -Ethics Requirement for Law Degree. R -Research Requirement for Law Degree.

Past Offerings

2015-2016 Spring

The American Legal Profession LAW 685 Section 01 Class #16399

  • 3 Units

Notes: E -Ethics Requirement for Law Degree. Extended Take-Home Exam.

The American Legal Profession LAW 685 Section 02 Class #16400

  • 3 Units
  • Enrollment Limitations: Consent

Notes: E -Ethics Requirement for Law Degree. R -Research Requirement for Law Degree.

2014-2015 Spring

The American Legal Profession LAW 685 Section 01 Class #30135

  • 3 Units

Notes: Ethics Requirement for Law Degree. Extended Take-Home Exam.

The American Legal Profession LAW 685 Section 02 Class #30136

  • 3 Units
  • Enrollment Limitations: Consent

Notes: Ethics Requirement for Law Degree. Research Requirement for Law Degree.

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