Seminar in Ethical Values (YR)

Section 8, Fall 21

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 12/12
Credits: 0
Day Time Room Start Date End Date
  • TBA
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08/25/2021 12/01/2021

Course Description

This is the first semester of a year-long Seminars in Ethical Values 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 full-year seminar. In this section, we will read a recent book on race, crime, crime control, policing, and the regulation of urban America for each class. The goal is to consider aspects of the criminal justice system and adjacent public policy arenas--where we are, how we got here, and what we might do about it. Our books have not yet been determined, but they might include Justin Fenton’s We Own This City: A True Story of Crime, Cops, and Corruption or Caroline Light’s Stand Your Ground: A History of America’s Love Affair with Lethal Self-Defense.

Course Requirements

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

Final Type (if any): None
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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: Seminar in Ethical Values (1-Term) (9091)
Laptops Allowed: No
First Day Attendance Required: Yes
Course Resources: To be announced.
Course Notes: Scheduling details to be announced. Deirdre Enright may attend this course during the Fall semester, when she is on leave, and will co-teach the course during the Spring semester.

Graduation Requirements

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

*If “Yes,” then students are required to submit a substantial research paper in this course, which means students do not need to submit any form to SRO for this paper to meet their upper-level writing requirement. If “No,” then students must submit a “special request” e-form to SRO (available via LawWeb) no later than five weeks after the start of the term for a paper in this class to be counted toward the upper-level 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.
121819206
Law No.
LAW9089
Modified Type
Discussion
Cross Listed: No
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Public Syllabus Link: None
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Opens: Wednesday, November 17, 12:01 AM
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Closes: Friday, December 03, 11:59 PM
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