Legal Theory Workshop Seminar

Section 1, Fall 17

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 15/16
Credits: 3
Day Time Room Start Date End Date
  • T
  • 1130-1325
  • SL366
09/05/2017 12/05/2017

Course Description

This seminar will explore legal issues from a philosophically informed perspective. For roughly one third of the weeks, the readings will be drafts of works-in-progress by invited philosophers, political theorists, and law professors who will present their work in the seminar. The intervening weeks will focus on background in the relevant topic as well as discussion of the methodology and key concepts within legal theory. The course offers the opportunity for students to interact with prominent scholars, to help shape cutting-edge work, to hone their writing skills, to develop their own ideas through independent research, and to gain practice and feedback about the art of asking a good question. Students are expected to attend all sessions, to participate regularly, and to write on a weekly basis. The weekly writing assignments will require the students to approach the reading in a rigorous way and to explicate arguments clearly and concisely.

Course Requirements

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

Final Type (if any): None
Description:

Written Work Product
Written Work Product: Students are expected to attend all sessions, to participate regularly, and to write on a weekly basis. The weekly writing assignments will require the students to approach the reading in a rigorous way and to explicate arguments clearly and concisely. Students will also be required to write a longer 5-7 page analytical paper at the end of the semester about one of the topics covered in class. All work will be submitted directly to the instructors (not via EXPO). Deadlines to be announced.

Other Course Details
Prerequisites: None Concurrencies: None
Mutually Exclusive With:
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.

Schedule No.
117821297
Law No.
LAW9281
Modified Type
Seminar
Cross Listed: No
Cross-Listed Course Mnemonic:
Public Syllabus Link: None
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Opens: Wednesday, November 22, 12:01 AM
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Closes: Friday, December 08, 11:59 PM