Southwestern Law School Los Angeles, CA

Legal Profession

155P | 3.0 credits


This course examines the lawyer's professional obligations to clients, to other lawyers, to the courts, and to the larger society. Special attention is given to the lawyer's role as a professional and concomitant obligations and conflicts that the professional role creates. The course, as offered in a format to satisfy the professional skills requirement, provides students with opportunity to learn the materials in an environment that simulates the actual practice of law. Students will be required to prepare motions and papers that would be acceptable for filing in state and federal courts. Students will also participate in simulated exercised that will replicate the everyday activities of lawyers in practice, such as negotiating on behalf of clients, communicating with clients, etc. The design of the class will be to bridge the gap between law as received in law school and law as experienced in the actual practice of law.