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Fall 2023 Course

Legal Profession

Prerequisite: None

Exam Type: One Day Take-Home

In this course, we will study the history of the legal profession in American society, beginning during the time of the Revolution and continuing to the present. We we will deal with issues faced by the profession as a whole, including the ways of providing effective legal services to all members of the community, regulation of competition, and the imposition of professional discipline.  We will also look at the organization and demographics of the profession, its units of practice, and what professional life is like in the twenty-first century. The course also invites students to address the questions: What kind of lawyer do I want to be, and to what kind of profession do I wish to belong?

Note: This course is primarily available to JD 3Ls and LLM students. Seats will open to all students if space provides.