Equality, Competition and Discrimination in the Legal Profession |
There are more than one million American lawyers. Who are they? What do they do? Where do they practice? Who are their clients? How much money do they make? Are they satisfied with their practice? These questions, obvious as they may seem, yield intriguing answers not covered in any other law school course. They also set the stage for more complex inquiries about equality, competition and discrimination in the legal profession: do different lawyers experience different answers along gender, racial, ethnoreligious and socioeconomic lines? What are the consequences of increased local, regional, national and global competition in the market for legal services? The 3-credit class will explore these and related issues. There are no prerequisites and all 1L, 2L and 3L are welcomed. Please note: the class does not satisfy the Legal Profession requirement and does not cover the Rules of Professional Conduct. For full syllabus, please see the Advance Assignments page on the Registrar's website.
Credit Hours: N/A
ULW: This course does not satisfy the Upper Level Writing requirement (ULW)