Money and Rights
The overarching questions we will consider include: whether economic rights are meaningfully different from personal rights; whether personal rights should be understood to depend on a right to spend money to effectuate them and whether restrictions on the private use or voluntary transfer of certain goods or services are justifiably treated differently from restrictions on their sale. Each substantive topic will be paired with theoretical material exploring ideas such as commodification, exploitation, ownership, civic obligation, etc. The readings will often be philosophical in nature and the papers will require students to make and defend an argument for how each issue should be addressed.
*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.