Seminar in Ethical Values (YR)

Information Introduction

LAW9089
Section 2, Fall 23

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 12/12
Credits: 0
Days Date Time Room

Sun

1700-1930 HOMHOM

Sun

1700-1930 HOMHOM

Course Description

This is the first semester of a yearlong seminar 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 rely on a series of films to examine the role of ethics in circumstances beyond the reach of traditional legal and political controls and in circumstances of conflicting moral imperatives, such as in war or among individuals whose association is largely extra-legal (e.g., the role of "honor among thieves"). We will discuss what role law and abstract concepts of ethics and morality can or should play in such cases. Some potential sources include the films The Godfather, Shakespeare's Henry V, and Memoirs of a Geisha.

Course Requirements

Exam Information

Final Type (if any): None

Description: None

Other Course Details

Prerequisites: JD students are given priority for this course during the LCS enrollment lottery process. LLM students may enroll in the course during the SIS Add/Drop process. Concurrencies: None

Exclusive With: Seminar in Ethical Values (1-Term) (9091)

Laptops Allowed: No

First Day Attendance Required: Yes

Course Resources: To be announced.

Course Notes: This course will meet on these Sundays from 5:00-7:30p: Oct. 1, Oct. 29, Feb. 4, Feb. 25 and Mar. 24. Students earn 0 credits at the close of the fall term, and students earn 1 credit at the close of the spring term. Attendance at all class sessions is required.

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.: 123819915

Modified Type: Discussion

Cross Listed: No

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