Legal Theory Workshop Seminar

Section 1, Fall 21

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 9/12
Credits: 2
Day Time Room Start Date End Date
  • T
  • 1130-1330
  • WB116
08/31/2021 11/30/2021

Course Description

This seminar will explore legal issues from a philosophically informed perspective. For roughly one third of the weeks, the readings will be drafts of works-in-progress by invited philosophers, political theorists, and law professors who will present their work in the seminar. The intervening weeks will focus on background in the relevant topic as well as discussion of the methodology and key concepts within legal theory. The course offers the opportunity for students to interact with prominent scholars, to help shape cutting-edge work, to hone their writing skills, to develop their own ideas through independent research, and to gain practice and feedback about the art of asking a good question. Students are expected to attend all sessions, to participate regularly, and to write on a weekly basis. The weekly writing assignments will require the students to approach the reading in a rigorous way and to explicate arguments clearly and concisely.

Course Requirements

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

Final Type (if any): None
Description: None

Written Work Product
Written Work Product: The weekly writing assignments (submitted directly to instructors, not via EXPO) will require the students to approach the reading in a rigorous way and to explicate arguments clearly and concisely. Students should expect approximately 1200-1500 words for each weekly assignment. Deadlines to be announced.

Other Work
Students are expected to attend all sessions, to participate regularly, and to write on a weekly basis.

Other Course Details
Prerequisites: None Concurrencies: None
Mutually Exclusive With: None
Laptops Allowed: Yes
First Day Attendance Required: Yes
Course Resources: To be announced.
Course Notes:

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.
121820116
Law No.
LAW9281
Modified Type
Seminar
Cross Listed: No
Cross-Listed Course Mnemonic:
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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