L6363 Professional Responsibility Issues in Public Interest Practice

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Course Limitations

Instructor Pre-requisites
None

Instructor Co-requisites
None

Recommended Courses
None

Other Limitations
None

Learning Outcome Goals

Primary Goals

  • Introduction to competing conceptions of professional role; individual and group reflections at beginning of course and throughout semester about which roles are most appealing/valid
  • Ability to anticipate, recognize, and resolve ethical issues
  • Understanding of ABA and NY Rules of Professional Conduct, as well as selected provisions from codes of other jurisdictions; relevant ethical opinions; and other doctrinal materials relating to core ethical issues
  • Understanding of how ethical issues play out in public interest context, broadly defined (including legal services, civil rights, government, pro bono)
  • Feeling of community within classroom to facilitate discussion
  • Exposure to realities and pressures of public interest practice, issues of unmet legal needs, and attempts to address these
  • Individual and group reflections about whether ethical rules should apply across-the-board or vary by practice area

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