Legal Profession


This course examines the lawyer's individual and professional obligations to clients, to other lawyers, to the courts, and to the larger society.

Special attention is given to the lawyer's role as a professional and the concomitant obligations and conflicts that the professional role creates.

The course also canvasses the means by which the professional role is defined, including professional codes of conduct, professional traditions and history, ethical philosophy, and social and cultural expectations of lawyers and the legal system.