Dignity Law Seminar

Section 1, Spring 23

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 9/16
Credits: 3
Days* Time Room Start Date End Date
  • R
  • 1540-1740
  • WB119
01/26/2023 04/27/2023
*“R” means Thursday

Course Description

The concept of dignity plays a role in several legal settings, ranging from antidiscrimination law to the law of "dignitary torts" to administrative cost-benefit analysis. At the same time, there is little consensus on what "dignity" means and how dignitary values can be best instantiated in law. This class will examine a variety of applications of dignity in legal contexts. The class will emphasize dignity's function within real-world legal doctrine and practice, while also considering theoretical frameworks surrounding dignity.

Course Requirements

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

Written Work Product
Written Work Product: Students will submit periodic reaction papers (directly to the instructor, not via EXPO), as well as a final paper due via EXPO on the last day of the finals period. Students intending to use the final paper for their Upper-Level Writing Requirement must submit a "Special Request" form to SRO by Feb. 27th. The form and the submission instructions are available via LawWeb.

Other Work

Other Course Details
Prerequisites: None Concurrencies: None
Mutually Exclusive With: None
Laptops Allowed: No
First Day Attendance Required: No
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.

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Modified Type
Cross Listed: No
Cross-Listed Course Mnemonic:
Public Syllabus Link: None
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Opens: Friday, April 21, 12:01 AM
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Closes: Sunday, April 30, 11:59 PM