Seminar in Ethical Values (YR)

Section 13, Fall 19

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 13/14
Credits: 0

Course Description

Marriage is an institution that is created and regulated by law, but it also is understood to exist prior to and outside of law in the sense that it makes possible the formation of societies that are governed by the rule of law. We will explore connections between legal and literary texts on marriage, the extent to which these texts reinforce or contradict each other, and the different constraints and opportunities that they create for actors in our culture. Most generations tend to believe that marriage is in some form of crisis. Thus, we will evaluate criticisms of the institution, as we try to determine its likely trajectory in law, literature, and life. As we try to imagine its future, we’ll study where marriage has come from, where it has been, and where it is today.

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: Yes
Course Notes: Attendance at all class sessions is required. Class sessions will take place at Professor Coughlin's home, and we will try to schedule them for Sunday evenings throughout the year.

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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