Seminar in Ethical Values (YR)

Section 16, Fall 22

Schedule Information

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

Course Description

This is the first semester of a yearlong seminar designed to enhance students' understanding of ethical issues and address the broader ethical and moral responsibilities of the lawyer as citizen and leader. The theme for this section is "Drive to Derive." This course examines Formula One and NASCAR from a lawyer’s, though not necessarily a legal, perspective. Can we derive a prototypical business structure from motorsports, and how does that model differ from other sports and businesses? What can we infer from the similarities and differences between the roles and rules of a sanctioning body (like the FIA or NASCAR) and the agencies of the federal government? Can we concoct an ideal set of the rules for a board game or card game about car racing? Can we imagine an ideal combination of race formats and scoring rules that give teams and tracks the optimal incentives to provide a gripping spectacle for spectators but a relatively safe experience for the drivers?

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: To be announced.
Course Notes: Seminars in Ethical Values typically occur over 5 or 6 evening sessions throughout the academic year. Prof. Setear will announce the specific date, time and location details for this section at a later date.

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.
122820903
Law No.
LAW9089
Modified Type
UVA Law Seminar (Excl.)
Cross Listed: No
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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
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