Law 951 Seminar: Legal Profession
This seminar will explore the various kinds of lawyers' work in our society. American lawyers play a number of critical roles as advocates, as advisers, as participants in business ventures, as officials of public institutions and private organizations. The various roles present different sets of pressures, legal restrictions, potential liabilities, and other professional and personal concerns for lawyers. Through readings, discussions, guest lectures, and work on a paper, this seminar will focus on the various kinds of legal work and the impact of the work on the lawyers engaged in it. Particular emphasis will be placed on professional malpractice as well as other potential liability and sanctions facing lawyers. Legal ethics will provide a common theme for the discussions but will not be the exclusive focus of the seminar.
PREREQUISITE: Seminar participants must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in Professional Responsibility (Law 835).