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How Can You Represent Those People?

This discussion group will consider why a lawyer might devote herself or himself to representing people accused of crime. We will explore a range of possible answers, from guaranteeing procedural fairness to appreciating the factual indeterminacy inherent in our world to fighting racial or class-based injustice. Course materials will likely include fiction (such as Atonement by Ian McEwan); nonfiction essays; as well as a couple of recent films (Bernie and The House I Live In). Lisa Douglass, lecturer and staff attorney in the Stanford Community Law Clinic, will help lead the discussions.nClass meeting dates: To be determined by instructor.nDiscussions in Ethical and Professional Values Courses Ranking Form: To apply for this course, students must complete and submit a Ranking Form available on the SLS Registrar's Office website (see Registration and Selection of Classes for Stanford Law Students). See Ranking Form for instructions and submission deadline.


Instructors for this course (Past and Present)

Jeffrey L. Fisher