This course deals with questions underlying the responsibilities of the lawyer, as a professional, to self, society, client, and the profession. Premises concerning the lawyer's role or roles within the context of the adversary system are examined in some detail, as is the idea of professionalism. The Model Code of Professional Responsibility and the Model Rules of Professional Conduct are analyzed as generalized statements of the aspirations and obligations of lawyers, and as applied to concrete problems.
Prof. Jonathan Gordon is the Professor of Lawyering Skills and Director of the SJD Program at CWRU School of Law. He teaches the First Year Seminar and Advanced Seminar to international students in the SJD Program as well as Professional Responsibility to international students in the school's LLM program.
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