Area of Study & Practice
- Ethics and Professional Responsibility
Readings in Ethics
This discussion course centers around readings that, implicitly or explicitly, draw connections between the practice of law, the experience of being a lawyer, the substance of the law, and ethics (including not only professional responsibility but issues of moral commitment and action more generally). Each section of the course is expected to have a different specific focus, and different readings, but all will center on the general topics of professionalism and ethics.
The class will meet six or seven times throughout the year, most likely in the evenings. The instructor will guide the discussion, but students will be expected to take an active role in shaping each class's discussion. The course will be graded on a credit/no credit basis. Reading and writing obligations will vary from section to section.
Please note that course organization and content may vary substantially from semester to semester and descriptions are not necessarily professor specific. Please contact the instructor directly if you have particular course-related questions.