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

Section 16ZO, Fall 20

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 12/12
Credits: 0
Day Time Room Start Date End Date
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  • WWW
08/19/2020 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. This seminar will explore the challenges faced by young professionals, and particularly young lawyers, in balancing their professional and private lives. We will use a number of texts, including contemporary fiction, sociology, and psychology, to examine constraints and opportunities in creating compatible personal and professional lives. We will read these texts with the following questions in mind: How can a commitment to a demanding legal career coincide with a commitment to a healthy personal life? What can institutions do to support a balance between work and life? And what effect do institutional cultures and policies have on the division of labor between men and women in the public and private spheres?

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: 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. Dean Goluboff and Prof. Schragger will announce the specific date, time and location details for this section 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.
120820640
Law No.
LAW9089
Modified Type
Seminar
Cross Listed: No
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Public Syllabus Link: None
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Opens: Thursday, November 19, 12:01 AM
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Closes: Thursday, November 26, 11:59 PM
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