Repugnant Transactions

Section 1, Fall 21

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 30/30
Credits: 3
Day Time Room Start Date End Date
  • TR
  • 1000-1120
  • SL298
08/26/2021 11/30/2021

Course Description

This class examines exchanges and transactions that are traditionally repugnant, and sometimes illegal. Importantly, what constitutes a repugnant transaction is culturally dependent, changing over time and across cultures. For example, typical repugnant transactions in modern western societies include organs, blood, babies, sexual relations, votes for money, and a wide range of other issues. In other cultures and times, however, humans were sold as a matter of course, whereas land was considered inalienable. Students will discuss cases and reading selections from law, economics, philosophy, psychology, and sociology.

Course Requirements

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

Written Work Product
Written Work Product:

Other Work
In addition to participation, students will be required to make weekly discussion board postings, and present and lead a class discussion.

Other Course Details
Prerequisites: None Concurrencies: None
Mutually Exclusive With: None
Laptops Allowed: Yes
First Day Attendance Required: No
Course Resources:
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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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Cross Listed: No
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Public Syllabus Link: None
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Opens: Tuesday, November 23, 12:01 AM
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Closes: Friday, December 03, 11:59 PM