Educational ObjectivesThe objectives of the Ethics Internship are to enhance students’ understanding of legal ethical rules as they apply to real practice situations; to provide students with familiarity with the workings of the grievance and disciplinary system for attorneys; to educate students about the bar’s expectations of attorneys once a complaint is made; and to provide students with an opportunity to develop professional skills through fact finding on complaints, legal ethics research, and prosecution of ethics complaints. The objectives of the internship are communicated directly to students in meetings with the supervising professor prior to registration for the internship. These objectives were communicated to the field-placement supervisor when the internship was first initiated and are reinforced as needed in telephone communications with the supervisor each time an student begins the internship.
Faculty Supervisor Professor Maura Strassberg
Field-Placement SupervisorsCharles L. Harrington, Attorney Disciplinary Board, Iowa Judicial Branch Building
PrerequisitesStudents must have taken the required Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility course.