Fall 2014
    Law No.: LAW9089
    Sched. No.: 114820972

Seminar in Ethical Values (YR)*
Section 02
Barzun, Charles L.
Bowers, Josh

Administrative Information:
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Days, Times (Room):TBA, - ()
Credits:0Type:Yearlong seminar
Capacity:13 **This information is current as of 05/22/2015 06:14:34 AM**
Current Enrollment:13 **This information is current as of 05/22/2015 06:14:34 AM**

Course Description:

Seminars in Ethical Values are designed to enhance students' understanding of ethical issues and address the broader ethical and moral responsibilities of the lawyer as citizen and leader. The seminars are graded on a pass/fail basis; students earn one credit in the spring semester upon successful completion of the seminar.

In this section, we will take up the question: What constitutes human excellence? That is, what does it mean to live a good life? In each class, we will discuss a distinct understanding of what human flourishing entails, including: pursuit of adventure and glory, dedication to a community or group, expression of individual personality, altruism or giving to others, and, finally, affirmation of ordinary life and family. Although we will not require response papers, we will expect every person in the seminar to participate actively in each discussion. Possible readings include Ishmael Beah, A Long Way Gone, and Mother Teresa, No Greater Love, and possible films include Frida (2002) and Solaris (1972).

NOTE: We plan to meet on Thursdays, twice during the fall semester, and three times during the spring semester.

ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENT: Attendance at all class sessions is required