Fall 2013
    Law No.: LAW9089
    Sched. No.: 113820899

Seminar in Ethical Values (YR)*
Section 11
Rutherglen, George
Schwartzman, Micah J.

Administrative Information:
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Days, Times (Room):TBA, - ()
Credits:0Type:Yearlong seminar
Capacity:13 **This information is current as of 04/24/2014 06:15:14 AM**
Current Enrollment:12 **This information is current as of 04/24/2014 06:15:14 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.

The subject of this Seminar in Ethical Values is the culture wars--how they started and why they continue. Among the books (or excerpts from them) that we will be reading include Ronald Dworkin's "Religion Without God," G.A. Cohen's "Finding Oneself in the Other," Harry Frankfurt's "On Bullshit," Hunter & Wolfe, "Is There a Culture War?", Jill Lepore, "The Whites of Their Eyes: The Tea Party's Revolution and the Battle over American History," Nagel, "Mind and Cosmos: Why the Materialist Neo-Darwinian Conception of Nature Is Almost Certainly False," and George, "What Is Marriage?: Man and Woman: A Defense." Students are expected to attend at all class sessions and to come prepared with questions about each of the readings--whether they agree or disagree with particular passages, what they find other passages unclear or confused, and whether the author's overall argument is persuasive. We look forward to a lively and informed discussion of current issues of ethics and politics.

NOTE: The seminar will meet three times each semester on Sunday afternoons.

ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENT: Attendance at all class sessions is required