Discussion - 2 or 3 hours. This course covers the ethical duties of lawyers in a variety of different contexts. Students will examine topics such as client control over the major decisions in a case, the duty of zealous advocacy, representation of organizations, and the unique role of government attorneys. This course will also cover the American Bar Association’s Model Rules of Professional Conduct and the California Rules of Professional Conduct, which are tested (respectively) on the MPRE and the California Bar Exam. Students who take Law 258A Legal Ethics and Corporate Practice are not eligible to enroll in this course.
Graduation Requirements: Satisfies the Professional Responsibility graduation requirement.
Final Assessment: Exam