Seminar in Ethical Values (1-Term)

Section 1, Fall 21

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 7/7
Credits: 1
Day Date Time Room
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  • T
  • T
  • T
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  • 10/03/2021
  • 10/05/2021
  • 10/19/2021
  • 10/26/2021
  • 11/16/2021
  • 1930-2130
  • 1930-2130
  • 1930-2130
  • 1930-2130
  • 1930-2130

Course Description

This is a 1-term version of the seminar designed to enhance students' understanding of ethical issues and address the broader ethical and moral responsibilities of the lawyer as citizen and leader. Alfred Hitchcock —the undisputed "Master of Suspense"— began his long career as a film director in the 1920s in England and reached international fame by the mid-1930s. His Hollywood period began in 1940, when he was hired to direct Daphne du Maurier's "Rebecca." From there, he went on to direct some of the most iconic thrillers in American film history. His work is provocative, tension-producing, morally intriguing, and technically brilliant. The films listed below cover his "early years," and lay the groundwork for not only his later mature works ("To Catch a Thief," "Vertigo," "North by Northwest," "Psycho," "The Birds," "Marnie") but also the films of several generations of directors whom he influenced. "The 39 Steps" (1935); "The Lady Vanishes" (1938); "The Rope" (1940); "Shadow of a Doubt" (1943); "Rear Window" (1954)

Course Requirements

Exam Info:
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 (YR) (9089)
Laptops Allowed: No
First Day Attendance Required: Yes
Course Resources: To be announced.
Course Notes: This course will meet for the following five evenings: October 3 (Sunday), October 5 (Tuesday), October 19 (Tuesday), October 26 (Tuesday) and November 16 (Tuesday). Please do not enroll if you have a commitment on any of these evenings after 7:10 p.m. As with all Seminars in Ethical Values, students in this course will be graded on a pass/fail basis.

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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Public Syllabus Link: None
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Opens: Tuesday, November 16, 12:01 AM
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Closes: Friday, December 03, 11:59 PM