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

Section 14ZO, Fall 20

Schedule Information

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

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. In this Seminar on Ethical Values, we will examine the lives and contributions of women judges with a focus on the justices of the United States Supreme Court. We will read biographies about Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, Sonia Sotomayor and Constance Baker Motley. We also will watch the documentary RBG and the film On the Basis of Sex. We will analyze the ethical values that helped to propel these women to contribute mightily to justice and equality for all.

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 Work

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: Yes
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. Seminars in Ethical Values typically occur in 5 or 6 evening sessions over the course of the academic year. Professor Robinson will announce the specific dates, times, and location for the sessions at a later date.

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.
120820154
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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