Seminar in Ethical Values (1-Term) (Hybrid Class)

Section 1SP, Spring 21

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 9/10
Credits: 1
Day Date Time Room
  • T
  • T
  • T
  • T
  • T
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  • 02/09/2021
  • 02/16/2021
  • 02/23/2021
  • 03/16/2021
  • 03/23/2021
  • 03/30/2021
  • 1930-2130
  • 1930-2130
  • 1930-2130
  • 1930-2130
  • 1930-2130
  • 1930-2130
  • SL262
  • SL262
  • SL262
  • SL262
  • SL262
  • SL262

Course Description

This is a 1-term version of the 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 seminars are graded on a pass/fail basis. In the January 2020 issue of the magazine Vanity Fair, Pedro Almodóvar was asked, "What is your most treasured possession?" His answer was notable: "Memories. Materially speaking, 18 of the 21 films I have directed." That's an astonishing record, and an astonishing assertion, but Almodóvar —Spain's most accomplished and most internationally-renowned film director— can indeed lay claim to having created "treasured" movies. His work is distressing, provocative, unsettling, and original, and he elicits serious discussion about the themes, passions, and concerns he has laid out over his 40-year career. The films listed below cover the range of his production, from the early 1980's to his latest feature film (which won numerous international awards and garnered Time magazine's designation as "Best Film of the Year"). We will discuss these films: "Labyrinth of Passion" (1982), "Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown" (1988), "Kika" (1993), "Broken Embraces" (2009), and "Pain and Glory" (2019).

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: This course will meet for five of the following six Tuesday evenings: February 9, February 16, February 23, March 16, March 23, and March 30. Please do not enroll if you have a commitment on any of these evenings after 7:10 p.m.

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.
121218466
Law No.
LAW9091
Modified Type
Discussion
Cross Listed: No
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Public Syllabus Link: None
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Opens: Wednesday, March 17, 12:01 AM
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Closes: Friday, March 26, 11:59 PM
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