Joseph Alesia : Courses and Seminars
Ethical Quandaries in Legal Practice
With the advent of 24-hour news cycles and the proliferation of social media, the practice of law, like many professions, is under increasingly intense scrutiny from clients, the public, the judiciary, regulators and peers. The attendant risk to the reputations of practicing attorneys remains sky high. This seminar will satisfy the professional responsibility/ethics graduation requirement. Through analysis of ethical issues that lawyers operating in the public and private sectors face on a daily basis, we will study the challenges, consequences and opportunities associated with the ethical practice of law. Pending confirmation, seasoned attorneys with public sector experience, private practitioners, in-house counsel and members of the judiciary will join portions of the seminar to discuss real world scenarios and provide insight into how attorneys can successfully navigate through today’s ethical minefields. Grades will be based on: (a) classroom participation (40%); (b) a 10-12 page paper, proposed topics for which will be discussed during our first class (30%); and (c) a take-home examination (30%).
Joseph Alesia, Sharon Fairley