Seminar in Ethical Values (YR)

Section 5, Fall 19

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. This is a year-long seminar, and the seminars are graded on a pass/fail basis; students earn one credit in the spring semester upon successful completion of the seminar. In our seminar, we will read recent books on crime control, policing, incarceration, rule of law, and the regulation of urban America, and then discuss them in depth. The goal is to consider problems in the criminal justice system and adjacent public policy arenas--where we are, how we got here, and what we might and/or should do about it. Readings have not yet been determined, but they might include Jonathan Simon, Governing Through Crime; Rachel Barkow, Prisoners of Politics: Breaking the Cycle of Mass Incarceration; and Richard Rothstein, The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America.

Course Requirements

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Other Course Details
Prerequisites: JD students are given priority for this course during the LCS enrollment lottery process. LLM students may enroll in the course during the SIS Add/Drop process. Concurrencies: None
Mutually Exclusive With: None
Laptops Allowed: No
First Day Attendance Required: No
Course Notes: The seminar will meet from 3:30-5:30pm on the following six Sunday afternoons at the homes of the professors: 9/15, 10/27, 11/10, 1/26, 2/16, and 3/22. Food will be provided.

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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