Seminar in Ethical Values (YR)

Section 5, Fall 21

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 10/10
Credits: 0
Day Time Room Start Date End Date
  • TBA
  • -
08/25/2021 12/01/2021

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. This seminar will explore the way lawyers and legal problems are depicted in popular culture and media. We will use films, TV shows, and possibly other media (podcasts, periodical articles, etc.) to explore whether depictions of lawyers, lawyering, judges, and judging are based on a clear understanding of the nature of law practice and the legal system. Are characterizations made in popular media and culture fair or unfair to the participants in the legal system and, if not, does it matter? To enliven the discussion and bonhomie, Amanda Yale, Director of Public Service, will co-host.

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: Seminar in Ethical Values (1-Term) (9091)
Laptops Allowed: No
First Day Attendance Required: Yes
Course Resources: To be announced.
Course Notes: Session dates/times to be announced by instructor.

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.
121819217
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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