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Intensive Seminar on Ethics in the Federal Government (1 graded academic credit). Meets for three (3) hours daily for one week and is a required program component for students participating in the full-semester Externship on the Federal Government in Washington, DC.
This one week intensive seminar will invite students to explore the unique challenges and responsibilities of ethical law practice in the Federal Government. Anticipated topics include
providing legal advice, identifying attorney-client relationships and working with political clients, statutory and other sources of ethical rules for federal employees, transition between government and related private work, and opportunities for reform. The course will consider in-depth several key case studies and may include presentations from one or more guests.
Although it covers important ethics topics, this seminar is meant to supplement and not replace 3-credit courses offered on campus that satisfy the Law School’s professional responsibility
This course will not satisfy the Law School’s professional responsibility requirement.