McGeorge School of Law

Curriculum Mapping — Question 6


Professional Judgment: Demonstrate professional judgment, ethics, and professionalism through conduct consistent with the legal profession's values, standards, and discipline


Course 6(a). How you think the following Program Learning Outcome is addressed in your course.  6(b): Describe the assessment methods used to evaluate this Program Learning Outcome in your course (rubric, paper, exam, multiple choice, presentation, portfolio, capstone project, etc.)
Business Associations Introduced Some discussion of professional responsibility issues occurs in the course.
Business Associations Developed Intense simulations and continuous assessments of class participation, selective assessment in one exam.
Civil Procedure Introduced Not sure if I can say "developed" -- in the discovery simulation, students face ethical problems:  will they reveal information as required by the rules?  Ethics is discussed in connection with Rule 11 as well -- probably I could check D
Clinics Mastered reflections, memos, presentation, case work.
Constitutional Law Not Applicable  
Contracts Introduced Not formally assessed but addressed indirectly through selection and assignment of cases for discussion in which attorneys are party to the lawsuits.
Contracts Introduced Selective simulations and assessment of class participation.
Criminal Law Introduced Class discussion groundrules, reading assignments, 
Criminal Law Not Applicable  
Criminal Procedure Introduced Discussion to some extent of prosecutor's role in the system
GLS I Introduced Students are awarded professionalism points for demonstrated alignment with the behavior described in this outcome. 
GLS II Developed We evaluate professionalism through the oral arguments, class conduct, and written materials. Students are awarded professionalism points for demonstrated professional conduct.
Legal Profession Introduced Topic Covered: Ethics—Professional Governance, Civility & Lawyers’ Ethical Duties    Learning Outcomes    1.  Understand how the legal profession is governed and the ethical codes that guide the practice, and be able to apply the code sections covered to ensure that legal services provided meet the ethical requirements of the profession.  2. Understand the lawyer’s duties and the interplay of the ethical rules related to confidentiality, the fiduciary relationship, and the role of the counselor.  3. Understand and learn how to apply the principles of civility in legal practice.    (Assessed through individual and team multiple choice quizzes and graded team peer assessment; and in-class group reporting of ethics problem.)  
PASS I Developed Professional Responsibility substantive review and practice essays 
PASS II Not Applicable  
Professional Responsibility Mastered Through the use of student preparation for class, class lecture, regular quizzes, the final essay exam, and the MPRE, students master the demonstration of professional judgment, ethics and professional responsibility, and professionalism consistent with the legal profession's values and standards.  This is the real point of the class.  
Property Developed Class;Exams
Property Developed Exam; multiple choice; class discussoin.
Remedies Not Applicable  
Remedies Not Applicable  
Statutes & Regulations Developed focus on the ethical duties of judges to interpret statutes in accordance with rule of law virtues, and the correlative duty of lawyers to argue responsibly. Assessed through class discussion and assessments.
Torts Introduced Class discussion included issues regarding ethical behavior and professionalism,  The Casebook included notes raising these issues as well. 
Torts Developed Through class responses, grades on essay exams. Referring more to professional judgment than essays
Wills & Trusts Developed Class; class projects
Wills & Trusts Developed No systematic method