Legal Profession

Faculty

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David G. Yosifon

Associate Professor of Law

Legal Profession

Course Description:

The special character of the practice of law and the legal profession; conflicts between the lawyer as advocate, the lawyer as officer of the court, the lawyer as an institution with public responsibilities, and the lawyer as a human being dependent on the income to support his/her family.

Historical overview of the lawyer, a consideration of what is the “practice of law,” a review of the ethical standards that form the norms for the practice of law, a consideration of the public responsibilities of the lawyer as the embodiment of the legal structure of society, attention to the business and economic aspects of the practice of law, and the place of the judiciary with respect to the bar.

Class Notes:

Required course. Subject to grade curve.