|(2 cr.) This course will examine some of the core values,
principles, and organization of the legal
profession and the practice of law in the US,
Ireland, and several other jurisdictions. There
will be at least one example from each of the six
populated continents. The course will cover the
traditions of the several legal systems, and will
focus on key concepts such as professionalism
norms, confidentiality, duty of loyalty, the
nature of the lawyer/client relationship, lawyer
regulation, and access to justice. Cultural
differences that impact some of these concepts
will be explored, such as authoritarian vs.
egalitarianism and individualistic vs.
communitarian worldviews. The course will also
examine the origins and global progress of several
new and emerging ?movements? affecting the legal
profession, such as Mediation and other dispute
resolution methods, Collaborative Law and other
innovations in Negotiation, Therapeutic
Jurisprudence, Restorative Justice, and
Comprehensive or Integrative Law.