CourseLegal Profession - Law 609
Instructor John A. Swain   View Faculty Page
Units 2 - Graded


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An introduction to the roles that lawyers play in our legal system; the structure of today’s legal profession; the basis for the lawyer's responsibilities to clients, courts, the profession, and society generally; the prevailing rules of legal ethics; and the expanding body of law that governs lawyers in addition to the ethics rules.


Please note:  This class is a 2 unit course.  It will not begin until Wednesday, September 7.  It is scheduled to meet twice a week for 75 minutes in order to make up the four classes missed on August 24, 26, 31, and September 2, as well as for the two Friday classes missed on Nov. 11 and Nov. 25.  Classes through October 14 will meet for 75 minutes; beginning October 19, classes will meet for 50 minutes. 


Professional Responsibility, by Nathan Crystal, 4th Ed

Optional: Professional Responsibility Standards, Rules and Statutes, by John Dzienkowski, latest edition

Course Format

Lecture, discussion and problems

Written Assignments


Type of Exam

Short answer (which may include multiple choice) and essay.

Basis for grading


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