Seminar in Ethical Values (YR)

Section 5ZO, Fall 20

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 6/8
Credits: 0

Course Description

This Seminar in Ethical Values section will focus on discovering what we can learn from short works of literature. Last year, we read Toni Morrison’s Sula, Edwin Abbott’s Flatland, George Orwell’s Animal Farm, Natalie Babbitt’s Tuck Everlasting, and Leo Tolstoy’s The Death of Ivan Illych. Our first two books this coming year will be The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead and Flatland by Edwin Abbott. Once we have gotten to know each other a bit, I will solicit student input to select the remaining three books that we will read.

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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: Weather permitting, we will meet on five Monday evenings, outside, at my home, where we can fully observe physical distancing requirements. We will likely order bowls from Roots or a similarly self-contained dinner option for everyone. In the event of cold or stormy weather, we will relocate to a suitable indoor space at the Law School. Any students who are unable to attend any session in person will have the option of participating remotely. Please don’t hesitate to contact me ( if you have any questions or concerns about these logistical arrangements.

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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