Subject: Law
Credit units: 3
Offered: Either Term 1 or Term 2
Weekly hours: 2 Seminar/Discussion hours and 1 Reading hours
College: Law
Department: Law (Dean's Office)


This seminar is a part of the Intensive Clinical Law program and accompanies the 12-credit Clinical Law Practicum (Law 492.12). It has two broad and inter-related aims. First, it explores the norms, values, and rules that govern lawyers when they confront moral or ethical problems in practice, with focus on the clinical/poverty law context. Issues including choice of client, withdrawal, confidentiality, conflicts of interest, and ethics in advocacy will be explored. Throughout we will ponder the question: what, fundamentally, is the role of the lawyer? Second, the seminar will examine the structure and regulation of the legal profession. Topics of study will include admission, discipline, competence, and other regulatory issues. Throughout, students will approach the issues and topics through the lens of their clinical experiences at CLASSIC.

Corequisite(s): LAW 492.12
Note: Students must be registered in LAW 492 concurrently with this course. Students who have prior credit for LAW 492 are not eligible to take this course. Students with credit for LAW 421 cannot receive credit for this course. Students may have credit for only one of LAW 491 or 497.

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