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LAWS 2191 Professional Responsibility for Clinics and Externships (Fall: 2 or 2 )


Course Description

The best context for learning ethics is actual practice. Therefore, this section of the PR survey course is open to students who are taking or have taken one of the BCLS in-house civil clinics or externships. As the "Ethics Committee" for BCLS civil clinics and externships, students will work together to identify, grapple with, and solve the ethical dilemmas they are encountering or have encountered as front line student attorneys and externs. Classroom discussion will guide students through the actual ethical issues which arise in clinic related to: client confidences, how the secrecy rules work in the corporate context, behavior in court, obligations to represent unpopular clients, representation of questionably competent clients, and complicated conflicts topics. We will explore the ABA's Model Rules of Professional Conduct, the Massachusetts Rules of Professional Conduct, and the accompanying "law of lawyering."


Instructor(s): Alexis Anderson

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 17-Apr-14