Seminar in Ethical Values (YR)

Section 12, Fall 21

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 4/12
Credits: 0
Day Time Room Start Date End Date
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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. The theme for this section is "Hypotheticals in Law, Film, Fiction, and History." Your law-school career has involved the analysis of hundreds of “hypotheticals” – fictional fact patterns concocted by a textbook author or a classroom instructor to assist in learning the law. Movie-makers, authors of fiction, and historians often explore a different kind of hypothetical fact pattern in which they ask, "What if an event that did happen had not happened?" In this course, we will create legal hypotheticals, watch what-if-oriented movies, read speculative fiction, and dissect rigorous counterfactual analysis to see what we can learn from the ability of the human imagination to create situations that are avowedly fictional but must still bear a close resemblance to reality.

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: Seminars in Ethical Values typically occur over 5 or 6 evening sessions throughout the academic year. Prof. Setear 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

*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.
121819235
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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