Fall 2013
    Law No.: LAW9089
    Sched. No.: 113820896

Seminar in Ethical Values (YR)*
Section 08
Goluboff, Risa L.
Schragger, Richard C.

Administrative Information:
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Days, Times (Room):TBA, - ()
Credits:0Type:Yearlong seminar
Capacity:12 **This information is current as of 04/18/2014 06:15:33 AM**
Current Enrollment:12 **This information is current as of 04/18/2014 06:15:33 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.

This seminar will explore the challenges faced by young professionals, and particularly young lawyers, in balancing their professional and private lives, specifically focusing on issues of work and family. We will use a number of texts, including contemporary fiction, feminist theory, sociology, and psychology, to examine constraints and opportunities in creating compatible personal and professional lives. We will read these texts with the following questions in mind: How can a commitment to a demanding legal career coincide with a commitment to a healthy personal life? To what extent are difficulties in balancing work and family life a result of continuing sex discrimination and gender stereotypes? What can institutions do to support a balance between work and family? And what effect do institutional cultures and policies have on the division of labor between men and women in the public and private spheres?

ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENT: Attendance at all class sessions is required