Advanced Topics in Law and Public Service (YR)

Section 1, Fall 19

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 30/30
Credits: 0

Course Description

This seminar is a required course for third-year Fellows in the Program in Law and Public Service. It is a forum for discussing and critically considering the most pressing ethical, doctrinal, and policy questions confronting contemporary public-interest lawyers. A slate of practicing attorneys will share their experiences working in diverse fields, such as housing, immigration, criminal justice, national security, and civil and human rights. Fellows will read court papers, cases, articles, and books that bear upon class themes. The course is intended as a capstone to the Program in Law and Public Service—an opportunity for Fellows to reflect upon their education and experiences, as they begin to transition to careers in public service. Students will receive one pass/fail credit for attendance, preparation, and participation. The course will meet five or six times (typically on Sunday evenings) over the course of the academic year

Course Requirements

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Midterm Type (if any): None
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Final Type (if any): None
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Written Work Product
Written Work Product: Students will not be required to create written work product; rather, students will be required to make an oral presentation, attend class, and participate in class discussions.

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Other Course Details
Prerequisites: Third-year status in the Law & Public Service Program Concurrencies: None
Mutually Exclusive With: None
Laptops Allowed: Yes
First Day Attendance Required: No
Course Notes: This seminar will meet from 6:00-8:30pm (location to be announced) on the following five dates: Sept. 8, Oct. 20, Nov. 17, Mar. 1, and Apr. 19. Attendance at all five sessions is required and expected. This seminar is a requirement for all third-year Law and Public Service Program Fellows. The seminar is graded on a pass/fail basis; students earn one credit in the spring semester upon successful completion of the seminar

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

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