Seminar in Ethical Values (YR)

Section 14, Fall 22

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 9/11
Credits: 0
Days* Time Room Start Date End Date
  • TBA
  • -
08/30/2022 12/07/2022
*“R” means Thursday

Course Description

This is the first half of a year long seminar. This year’s seminar will focus on discovering what we can learn about how to live from short works of literature. Last year, we read George Eliot’s Silas Marner, Edwin Abbott’s Flatland, Albert Camus’s The Stranger, Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis, and Anne Carson’s Autobiography of Red. Our first two books this coming year will be The Bridge of San Luis Rey by Thornton Wilder and Flatland by Edwin Abbott. Once we have gotten to know each other a bit, we will choose the remaining three books by consensus from an extensive list of possibilities supplemented with student suggestions.

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 (1-Term) (9091)
Laptops Allowed: No
First Day Attendance Required: Yes
Course Resources: See course description.
Course Notes: The seminar will meet on five Monday evenings (most likely two during the fall and three during the spring semester) at 6:00pm at my house, which is in the Bellair neighborhood (roughly six minutes from the Law School). Dinner will be served. A schedule will be posted on our Canvas site before the beginning of the fall add-drop period. Please don’t hesitate to email me ( with substantive or logistical questions.

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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UVA Law Seminar (Excl.)
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Public Syllabus Link: None
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Opens: Tuesday, November 29, 12:01 AM
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Closes: Friday, December 09, 11:59 PM