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American Legal Profession
Professor Michael Frisch
J.D. Course 361 | 3 credit hours
This course combines material covered in the two-hour Professional Responsibility course with a broader examination of the legal profession. The course includes material on the history and sociology of the legal profession, the attorney-client relationship, the nature and practice of the regulation of the legal profession, and admission to the bar. The course is intended to enhance appreciation of the various settings in which issues of professional ethics arise and to illuminate tensions between personal and professional identity and morality.
Students may not receive credit for both this course and any other offering in the Professional Responsibility series including Professional Responsibility: Lawyers’ Ethics in an Adversary System or Professional Responsibility: Problems from Practice or Professional Responsibility for Tax Lawyers or Legal Ethics in Corporate Practice. However, students MAY receive credit for this course and Professional Responsibility in Law Firm and Corporate Practice.