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Professional Responsibility Course
September 11 @ 7:00 pm - November 12 @ 9:00 pm
This course is a survey of attorneys’ legal and ethical obligations and the standards that are attendant to the practice of law and the legal profession. Students will study California and model statutory codes and decisional law that define an attorney’s legal and ethical obligations to clients, the courts, opposing counsel, and the profession. They will study various legal conflicts that may arise during client representation while fulfilling the varying roles of advocate, officer of the court, public icon, and working practitioner. Students will study the business and economic aspects of the practice of law, restraints on practice, the role of the judiciary and the state bar in enforcing attorney rules of professional conduct, and sanctions for violating the rules.
Who Can Take this Course?
- Current students who have successfully passed the First-Year Law Students Examination (FYLSX)
- Students who transferred their First-Year courses from an ABA or Committee Accredited law school.
- Students who have completed the First, Second, and Third Year of the Juris Doctor program