Seminar in Ethical Values (YR)

Information Introduction

Section 6, Fall 23

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 5/12
Credits: 0

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 theme for this section is "Drive to Derive." This course examines Formula One and NASCAR from a lawyer’s, though not necessarily a legal, perspective. Can we derive a prototypical business structure from motorsports, and how does that model differ from other sports and businesses? What can we infer from the similarities and differences between the roles and rules of a sanctioning body (like the FIA or NASCAR) and the agencies of the federal government? Can we concoct an ideal set of the rules for a board game or card game about car racing? Can we imagine an ideal combination of race formats and scoring rules that give teams and tracks the optimal incentives to provide a gripping spectacle for spectators but a relatively safe experience for the drivers?

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: Seminars in Ethical Values typically occur over 5 or 6 evening sessions throughout the academic year. The exact schedule of class meetings will be announced by Prof. Setear before the close of the Add/Drop period (Sept. 5th). Students in this year-long course earn 1 credit at the conclusion of the spring term (graded on a Satisfactory (S) / Unsatisfactory (U) basis).

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.: 123819919

Modified Type: UVA Law Seminar (Excl.)

Cross Listed: No

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