Seminar in Ethical Values (YR) (Zoom-only Class)

Section 8ZO, Fall 20

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 12/12
Credits: 0
Day Time Room Start Date End Date
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08/26/2020 11/24/2020

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. In this section, we will read books related to race, crime, policing, and urban America. The goal is to reflect on crime and the criminal justice system --where we are and how we got here. The books we read this year may include: Khalil Gibran Muhammad, The Condemnation of Blackness: Race, Crime and the Making of Modern Urban America; Marilynn S. Johnson, Street Justice: A History of Police Violence in New York City; and Erik Larson, The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America among others.

Course Requirements

Exam Info:
Midterm Type (if any): None
Description: None

Final Type (if any): None
Description: None

Written Work Product
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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
Mutually Exclusive With: None
Laptops Allowed: No
First Day Attendance Required: No
Course Resources: To be announced.
Course Notes: This class will meet entirely online. Class will take place synchronously via Zoom. Any additional remote learning details from the instructor will be posted to the course's Canvas page at a later date. The seminar will meet on 5 Sunday afternoons, dates to be determined.

Graduation Requirements

*Satisfies Writing Requirement: No
**Credits For Prof. Skills Requirement: No
Satisfies Professional Ethics: No

*Yes means professor requires everyone in the course to submit a substantial research paper (which is the requirement standard in Academic Policies), so no paperwork required to be submitted to SRO. No means student must timely submit paperwork to SRO if intending to use a paper in this course to satisfy the Writing Requirement.

**Yes indicates course credits count towards UVA Law’s Prof. Skills graduation requirement, not necessarily a skills requirements for any particular state bar.

Schedule No.
120820151
Law No.
LAW9089
Modified Type
Discussion
Cross Listed: No
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Public Syllabus Link: None
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Opens: Tuesday, November 10, 12:01 AM
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Closes: Thursday, November 26, 11:59 PM
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