Seminar in Ethical Values (YR)

Section 13, Fall 21

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 12/12
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. In the seminar, we will examine and discuss diaspora stories. The term “diaspora” is derived from the ancient Greek word for “scatter,” and it has come to refer to the dispersion or migration of people from their home country. One of the earliest examples is the biblical reference to the dispersion of the Tribes of Israel. The word is associated with people who are forced to leave their home countries, though the dispersal may take place for a whole variety of reasons. We now apply it to many different groups who have been displaced from a space that they consider home and who maintain a sense of connection to that home. Thus, we refer to the Jewish diaspora, the African diaspora, the Asian diaspora, the Irish diaspora, the Syrian diaspora, and to many more migrations, including the Queer diaspora. In the seminar, we will explore literary texts – novels, films, short stories, memoirs – that portray the rich diversity of the identities, movements, experiences, and perspectives of diasporic peoples. We will meet six times during the academic year. The meetings will be scheduled for Sunday evenings and will take place over dinner at Professor Coughlin’s house.

Course Requirements

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Final Type (if any): None
Description: 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: Attendance at all class sessions is required. Seminars in Ethical Values typically occur over 5 or 6 evening sessions throughout the academic year. Prof. Coughlin 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.

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Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Opens: Tuesday, November 23, 12:01 AM
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Closes: Friday, December 03, 11:59 PM