Seminar in Ethical Values (YR)

Information Introduction

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 6/6
Credits: 0

Course Description

This year-long seminar enrolling both law and medical students explores the challenges of first-person narrative and, by extension, the place and ethics of personal storytelling in professional practice. Lawyers and doctors receive and respond to stories from persons in crisis, as when injury or illness disrupts a life. Who are our patients and clients, and how do we know them? And what about the lawyer’s or doctor’s own story? We will consider multiple subjective perspectives, narrative voices and their reliability/unreliability, and the moral responsibilities of tellers and listeners, with readings from Sophocles, Virginia Woolf, and others.

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: Attendance at all class sessions is required. Seminars in Ethical Values typically occur over 5 or 6 evening sessions throughout the academic year. In the Fall 2023 term, this seminar will meet on September 18 and October 30 from 7 to 9 pm. The Spring 2024 meeting dates will be determined with input from seminar participants. 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.: 123819925

Modified Type: UVA Law Seminar (Excl.)

Cross Listed: No

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