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Duke Law School Offers Class in ‘Social Justice Lawyering’

Duke Law School Offers Class in ‘Social Justice Lawyering’

“representing clients who are uneducated or culturally different than the attorney”

This would probably be a good course to take if you ever plan on running for office as a Democrat.

The Daily Caller reports:

Duke Law School Offers ‘Social Justice Lawyering’ Class

Duke University Law School is offering a fall semester class for future lawyers who wish to promote social justice.

The class, “Ethics of Social Justice Lawyering,” will be taught by Professor Hannah Demeritt and will instruct future lawyers about professional responsibility and the ethical challenges they might face in “lawyering for social justice.”

These challenges include “representing clients who are uneducated or culturally different than the attorney” and the problems that could arise when a lawyer’s “vision of social justice” is in conflict with the requirements of professional responsibility.

During the course, students will learn “the lawyering skills needed to ethically represent clients and social causes, through in-class resolution of hypotheticals and experiential learning, such as simulations or role-playing,” according to the course description.

Professor Demeritt told The Daily Caller that the course is one of many classes the school offers to teach students about ethics. “A legal ethics course of some sort is required for graduation from all ABA-accredited law schools,” she noted.

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Comments

What, Mike Nifong was unavailable to teach this class?

I wonder if they also represent Christians unfairly prohibited from practicing their First Amendment rights.

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