Lawyering Ethics Clinic
It offers 3 units of credit to students who work on the disciplinary process against lawyers charged with violating ethical obligations to clients or other interested persons. The goals are to help students understand the current disciplinary process in Connecticut, and to think about how legal education should engage with the ethical issues facing lawyers.
Under faculty supervision, students work with the Connecticut Office of Disciplinary Counsel, the body charged with prosecuting claims of lawyer misconduct, and are assigned to handle specific grievance cases. Students interview witnesses, collect documentary evidence, research legal issues, draft pre-trial briefs, and examine witnesses and present closing arguments at the disciplinary hearing. Students may also be involved in negotiating disciplinary sanctions with the grieved lawyer.