Dignity Law Seminar

Information Introduction

Section 1, Spring 24

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 12/17
Credits: 3
Days Time Room Start Date End Date


0900-1100 WB119

Course Description

The concept of dignity plays a role in several legal settings, ranging from antidiscrimination law to the law of "dignitary torts" to administrative cost-benefit analysis. At the same time, there is little consensus on what "dignity" means and how dignitary values can be best instantiated in law. This class will examine a variety of applications of dignity in legal contexts. The class will emphasize dignity's function within real-world legal doctrine and practice, while also considering theoretical frameworks surrounding dignity.

Course Requirements

Exam Information

Final Type (if any): None

Description: None

Written Work Product

Students will submit periodic reaction papers (directly to the instructor, not via EXPO), as well as a final paper due via EXPO on May 9th (the day before the last day of the finals period). Students intending to use the final paper for their Upper-Level Writing Requirement must submit a "Special Request" e-form to SRO by Feb. 26th. The e-form and the submission instructions are available via LawWeb.

Other Course Details

Prerequisites: None Concurrencies: None

Exclusive With: None

Laptops Allowed: No

First Day Attendance Required: No

Course Resources: To be announced.

Graduation Requirements

Satisfies Understanding Bias/Racism/Cross-Cultural Competency requirement: No

Satisfies Writing Requirement: No

Credits For Prof. Skills Requirement: No

Satisfies Professional Ethics: No

Additional Course Information

Schedule No.: 124217984

Modified Type: ABA Seminar

Cross Listed: No

Concentrations: Jurisprudence and Comparative Law

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