Seminar in Ethical Values (YR)

Section 01, Fall 15

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 12/12
Credits: 0

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 seminar will explore the concept of “restorative justice,” a theory of justice that views crime as an offense against the victim and the community rather than the state. This approach invites victims to take an active role in the criminal justice system and encourages offenders to take responsibility for the harm that their actions have caused to the victim and the community. This seminar will explore the concept of restorative justice through books such as Alan Paton’s, Cry the Beloved Country, movies such as “A Long Night’s Journey into Day” (a look into post-apartheid South Africa) and discussions of past and current events and circumstances in which restorative justice approaches have been contemplated or applied, such as the American civil rights era, post-genocide Rwanda, and specialized courts.

Course Requirements

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Other Course Details
Prerequisites: None Concurrencies: None
Mutually Exclusive With:
Laptops Allowed: Yes
First Day Attendance Required: Yes
Course Notes: The seminar will meet 5 times during the year in my home on a weekday or Friday evening, dates to be determined.  Attendance at all class sessions is required

Graduation Requirements

*Satisfies Writing Requirement: No
**Credits For Prof. Skills Requirement: No
Satisfies Professional Ethics: No

*Yes means professor requires everyone in the course to submit a substantial research paper (which is the requirement standard in Academic Policies), so no paperwork required to be submitted to SRO. No means student must timely submit paperwork to SRO if intending to use a paper in this course to satisfy the 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.

General Information

Schedule No.
115819854
Law No.
LAW9089
Modified Type
Seminar
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