Most Americans have some contact with lawyers during their lives. Sometimes it’s not a pleasant experience. It can be accompanied by anxiety and disappointment. It’s often expensive, too. Attorneys, while widely criticized, are among the most revered people in our history. Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, Thurgood Marshall and Ruth Bader Ginsberg are examples. Why does this dichotomy exist? In this course we will explore the profession, including the education lawyers receive, their ethical rules and the multitude of careers they can pursue. Special guests will be invited to discuss aspects of the profession and take questions.