Seminar in Ethical Values (YR)

Section 9, Fall 21

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 6/7
Credits: 0
Day Time Room Start Date End Date
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08/25/2021 12/01/2021

Course Description

Seminars in Ethical Values are designed to enhance students' understanding of ethical issues and address the broader ethical and moral responsibilities of the lawyer as citizen and leader. The seminars are graded on a pass/fail basis; students earn one credit in the spring semester upon successful completion of the seminar. This section of the Seminar is interprofessional, co-taught by a neurologist and a law professor, both UVA faculty members, and combines law students and fourth-year medical students. The seminar encourages students to recognize ethical conflicts that arise in professional and public life and to engage in critical reflection about their ethical responsibilities through discussion of literature and film. We will read 4 books, which will include fiction and nonfiction and one graphic work. We will also watch one film. Discussion will include consideration of medical and legal ethics within the greater context of general ethical values.

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 fall 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: This class is expected to take place in person in 2021-2022 unless University COVID restrictions require meeting online. Meetings take place in the evenings at one of the professors’ homes (usually from 7 to 9:30 and usually Mondays or Thursdays). In order to accommodate enrolled law and medical students' schedules, the class meeting schedule for the year is determined in person at the first meeting. The first meeting date will be coordinated through email and take place in September. Attendance at all classes is required unless scheduling conflicts arise that may prevent a student from missing one meeting. In this case, a short response paper on the session's reading is required.

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