About USC Gould
USC Gould is a top-ranked law school with a 115-year history and reputation for academic excellence. We are located on the beautiful 228-acre USC University Park Campus, just south of downtown Los Angeles.
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- + AREAS OF CONCENTRATION
- ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION
- BUSINESS LAW
- MEDIA, ENTERTAINMENT AND TECHNOLOGY LAW
- PUBLIC INTEREST LAW
- + EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING
- PROGRESSIVE DEGREE CANDIDATES
- UNDERGRADUATE COURSES AND PROGRAMS
- CORPORATE AND CUSTOM EDUCATION
- + NON-DEGREE PROGRAMS
- ACADEMIC CALENDAR
- COURSE DESCRIPTIONS
- BAR ADMISSIONS
Legal Profession (LLM Only) (Spring 2019)
- Course Number: LAW-505
- Class Number: 04019
- Instructor: Nicole Webster
Legal Profession considers the role of the lawyer in society and history, the organization of the legal profession, alternate career patterns, conflicting duties, the adversary system, equal access to justice, and other issues of ethics and professional responsibility.
This course attempts to generate student sensitivity to ethical issues faced by lawyers in various kinds of practice. The ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct and Ethics Opinions, the New York and California rules, and related statutes and leading case law are examined.
Emphasis is placed on classroom discussion surrounding hypothetical scenarios in order for students to recognize and resolve dilemmas stemming from legal, professional, and personal situations that are likely to occur during the practice of law.
Location: GFS 106
- Unit Value: 2
- Grading Options: Numerical or CR/D/F
- Schedule: Monday, 10:00a-11:50a
- Exam: In-class exam
- Writing Requirement: No
- Skills/Experiential Unit Requirement: no
- Participation: Encouraged and expected, but not required or graded
- Class Recordings: Never
- Access To Recordings: Not Available
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