The Client Relationship
Enrollment limited to 48 students
This course satisfies the Professional Responsibility requirement and is taken instead of Law 6020.
Comments from Fall 2015 course evaluations:
The reading assignments are posted on this web site,
linked to the syllabus, except for the Materials on Georgia Legal Ethics and the Case Studies which will be passed out in class at no charge.
Constance Baker Motley with James Meredith
ATTENDANCE: Students are expected to attend every class absent good cause for absence. A student may be required to withdraw from the course without credit based upon repeated absence and/or a pattern of being tardy or leaving early without good cause. If a student is absent or late when a quiz is given, it is the student's responsibility to notify the instructor promptly (and preferably before class) if the student wishes to take the quiz as a make-up; such a student must provide in writing an explanation of the good cause and make arrangements with the instructor to take the quiz, which must normally be completed before the next class. Although class participation is not formally factored into the course grade, students will be evaluated on their preparation and contribution to firm work.
COURSE GRADE: The course grade will be calculated as follows:
Writing assignment: 40%
Composite score based on in-class quizzes, firm assignments, and evaluation of work in firms: 30%
-- Appealing quiz grades
Final exam: 30%
EXERCISES: There will be a number of exercises. Students must prepare to play an assigned role (lawyer or sometimes a client) for each role play.(A student's performance in a role play is not graded.) A writing assignment based on one or more of these exercises will count as 40% of the final course grade.
CASE STUDIES: The case studies are based on actual cases. Students must be prepared to engage in rigorous class discussion about the details of the cases and to analyze the decisions and actions of the lawyers.
No materials are required for purchase at the bookstore
Duplicated Materials: Distributed
in class at no cost
Materials on Georgia Legal Ethics (including the Georgia Rules of Professional Conduct)
Frank Armani and the Garrow Case (edited from Tom Alibrandi & Frank Armani, Privileged Information)
Clark D. Cunningham
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