Law and Social Science Colloquium

Section 1SP, Fall 20

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 15/18
Credits: 1

Course Description

This course will meet 8 times during the semester. At most meetings, a leading scholar will present a current legal research paper that uses a methodology from social science. These meetings take place over lunch, and they happen about every other week. During some of the intervening weeks, there will be a regular class session. There will be no final exam. Instead, students will submit short reaction papers. The workshop is also attended by UVa faculty interested in the topic. The workshop provides a unique opportunity for students to engage with peers, faculty and outside speakers, exchange ideas, and witness, participate in and contribute to legal scholarship.

Course Requirements

Exam Info:
Midterm Type (if any): None
Description: None

Final Type (if any): None
Description: None
Final Exam Notes:


Written Work Product
Written Work Product: Students will be required to submit short reaction papers during the semester directly to the instructors (not via EXPO). The deadlines for the papers will be announced by the professors.

Other Work
Students are expected to attend all sessions, to participate regularly, and to write on a weekly basis.

Other Course Details
Prerequisites: None Concurrencies: None
Mutually Exclusive With: None
Laptops Allowed: Yes
First Day Attendance Required: Yes
Course Notes:

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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Modified Type
Cross Listed: No
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Public Syllabus Link: None
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