Seminar in Ethical Values (YR)
This is the first semester of a yearlong seminar 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.
his seminar will discuss a variety of legal, philosophical, and moral issues raised the HBO series Game of Thrones. Some questions we anticipate addressing include how and why rulers constrain their own power; transitional justice; the challenge of creating "international" agreements without formal enforcement mechanisms; and the role of unwritten social norms in shaping a society. Knowledge of the underlying books, A Song of Ice and Fire, is preferred and this course will be the opposite of a spoiler-free zone. A variety of non-GoT readings will be distributed by the instructors.
*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.