Course Descriptions

Summer 2014 Class Descriptions

Professional Responsibility (Robert F. Muth)

3 credit(s), Standard Letter Graded

This course examines the singular ethics of lawyering and the rules of professional conduct applicable to the legal profession. We will focus on the Model Rules of Professional Conduct of the American Bar Association and an examination of the rules in California. We will examine the various professional relationships that exist between lawyers and: 1) their clients; 2) their colleagues; 3) the public; and 4) the judiciary, with a view toward answering such questions as: What are the "core values" of the legal profession? Why are lawyers required to act in ways that the public finds either confusing or hostile to other societal values? The objective of the course is to give students a working knowledge of the law governing lawyers, and an appreciation for the ethical challenges lawyers face and the ethical environment in which lawyers work. Grade determined by midterm, final and class participation.

Public International Law - Paris (Paul B. Stephan)

3 credit(s), Standard Letter Graded
Concentration(s): Study Abroad (JD)

This course will cover the basic features of the international legal order, including: the nature and sources of international law; statehood, international jurisdiction and sovereign immunity; the law of treaties; the relationship between international law and domestic law; and international dispute settlement. It will also provide an introduction to selected substantive areas: the law of the sea, international trade and investment, and the use of armed force.  The final exam will be held on Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 9:00 am.

Note: Class meets M,T,W, TH & F from 9:00 am - 10:55 am

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