Fall 2014
    Law No.: LAW9089
    Sched. No.: 114821033

Seminar in Ethical Values (YR)*
Section 05
Forde-Mazrui, Kim A.

Administrative Information:
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Days, Times (Room):TBA, - ()
Credits:0Type:Yearlong seminar
Capacity:12 **This information is current as of 05/25/2015 06:14:09 AM**
Current Enrollment:12 **This information is current as of 05/25/2015 06:14:09 AM**
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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.

This seminar will explore, through candid and lively discussion, four nonfiction books and one documentary film that raise moral and ethical issues related to fundamental social identities, such as class, race, family, religion, sex and sexual orientation. The reading list is: (1) Class: A Guide Through the American Status System (paperback, 1992), by Paul Fussell; (2) Between Barack and a Hard Place: Racism and White Denial in the Age of Obama (paperback, 2009), by Tim Wise; (3) Beyond (Straight and Gay) Marriage: Valuing All Families under the Law (2008), by Nancy D. Polikoff; (4) Nonbeliever Nation: The Rise of Secular Americans (2012), by David Niose; and (5) “Paris is Burning” (documentary film, 1991).

NOTE: The seminar will meet in the early evening (probably on Sunday) at my home five times throughout the year, one meeting for each assignment. Food and beverages will be provided. I welcome suggestions from enrolled students about which dates to avoid, e.g., Super Bowl Sunday. I will e-mail the class with the schedule in the latter half of August.

ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENT: Attendance at all class sessions is required