This course provides an overview of the law governing lawyers, exploring some of the ethical problems that lawyers encounter in practice. The course will focus on the subjects that are most likely to arise during the first years of an individual’s law practice. Most of the problems explored involve lawyers who represent individuals or businesses in matters involving contracts, torts, criminal prosecution and defense, and civil litigation. The approach to this course is problem-based to encourage thoughtful discussion of ethical issues in law practice. This course is designed to enable the student to pass the Multi-State Professional Responsibility Exam (MPRE) but does not cover all materials tested on that exam (e.g., rules governing government lawyers and judges), given that this is only a two credit course. Accordingly, this course focuses on the ABA’s Model Rules of Professional Conduct and not the California professional rules. The final examination consists of 100% multiple choice questions, as this is only a two-credit course.
California Bar Examination;
Professional Responsibility & The Legal Profession;
Critical Race Studies;