Seminar in Ethical Values (YR)
This seminar will explore the way lawyers and legal problems are depicted in popular culture and media. More specifically, we will use films, novels, short stories, TV shows, and periodical articles to explore whether depictions of lawyers, lawyering, judges, and judging are based on a clear understanding of the nature of law practice and the legal system. Are characterizations made in popular media and culture fair or unfair to the participants in the legal system and, if not, does it matter?
*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.