Seminar in Ethical Values (YR)

Section 16, Fall 19

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 6/6
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. The seminars are graded on a pass/fail basis; students earn one credit in the spring semester upon successful completion of the seminar. Combining students in the medical and law schools, this seminar encourages students to recognize ethical conflicts that arise in professional and public life and to engage in critical reflection about their ethical responsibilities. This study of professional ethics will take place through discussion of literature and perhaps film. Discussion will include consideration of medical and legal ethics within the greater context of general ethical values.

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: We will meet five Thursday evenings 7-9:30 p.m. during the academic year, at times determined together with the group. (Scheduling sessions to accommodate the schedules of both law and medical students can sometimes be challenging; in case of conflicts, we may consider Monday evenings as a back up.) Six seats are reserved for law students in this course, and six are reserved for the medical students.Attendance at all class sessions is required, although we recognize that sometimes unanticipated events prevent attendance. In such case, a very short reflection paper on the assigned reading may be completed.

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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