Seminar in Ethical Values (YR)

Section 04, 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 be devoted to two giants of 19th century English literature: Charles Dickens’ Bleak House and George Eliot’s Middlemarch. Although Bleak House is more directly connected to the legal system, both novels raise important ethical issues that are relevant for lawyers today and provide many opportunities for comparison.

Course Requirements

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Prerequisites: None Concurrencies: None
Mutually Exclusive With:
Laptops Allowed: Yes
First Day Attendance Required: Yes
Course Notes: The seminar’s six meetings will be on Sundays from 5-7 at Professor Cohen’s home. The specific dates will be determined once the class roster is finalized, but my hope is to do one book each semester (3 sessions on each book). Pizza dinner will be included. If you miss a session, you will be required either to submit a short (3-5 page) paper discussing the themes of that session, or meet privately with Professor Cohen.  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.

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