611AB Readings

This year-long discussion course focuses on readings that explore connections between the law, the practice of law, the legal system and issues of current societal importance or interest.  Each of the course is expected to have a different specific focus and different readings.  This course is assessed on a credit/no credit basis.

Course Type
Seminar
Learning Outcomes
Other professional skills needed for competent and ethical participation as a member of the legal profession
Fall 2019
2019
Course Number Course Title Course Credits Instructor Meeting Day/Times Room

611AB.01 Readings in National Security 0.5 Charles J. Dunlap, Jr. TBD

This course is a one-credit, pass-fail seminar that will meet at least six times over the course of the 2019-2020 academic year. The seminar will introduce some of the issues confronting young lawyers as they try to navigate today's national security environment either as an attorney practicing in government, as a member of a law firm, or as a counsel for a corporation or non-governmental organization. We will consider, for example, how the existing rules of professional conduct may apply in the national security law setting, as well as examine specific cases of problematic behavior by lawyers. We will also address the practical issues of dealing with clients in very high-stress situations, as well as the "work-life" balance in this area of practice. Readings will include various case studies, law journal articles, and other relevant material. A film will also be part of the curriculum. The instructor may augment his own experience with guest discussants. Students are required to read two books for discussion, Paul Scharre’s Army of None: Autonomous Weapons and the Future of War, and the novel, Allegiance by Kermit Roosevelt.  In addition, the short book, The American Military: A Concise History, is required for background.  Although only six meetings are anticipated, students are asked to reserve the following seven dates so that the seminar will have flexibility: Sept 8, Oct 23, Oct 27, and Nov 17, 2019, and Jan 12, Jan 26, and Feb 2, 2020.  Meetings will be on Sunday afternoons, from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., usually in Maj Gen Dunlap’s home (about ten minutes from the Law school), with Mrs. Dunlap being the hostess. Refreshments and a light buffet be served.

Pre/Co-requisites
None
Enrollment Restrictions
None

611AB.02 Readings: Judicial Biography 0.5 Thomas B. Metzloff TBD

A total of 112 individuals have served as Justices of the United States Supreme Court.  They have come from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences.  Most were judges before becoming Justices, but others were law professors, attorneys in private practice, or even politicians with no prior judicial experience.  Once on the Court, many of the Justices have surprised and sometimes disappointed those who appointed and supported them. How has a Justice’s life story and prior experiences shaped and molded their judicial philosophy?

This one-credit readings class will focus on reading biographies of Supreme Court Justices.  During the course of the year, we will select and read six different biographies (three per semester).  This will include Becoming Justice Blackmun by Linda Greenhouse, and The Man Who Once Was Whizzer White:  A Portrait of Justice Byron R. White by Dennis Hutchison.  The class will determine what other Justice’s biographies to read during the course of the year.

For each book, the class will meet for a two-hour discussion session (at Professor Metzloff’s home).  Students will write a short reaction paper (2-3 pages) focusing on some aspect of the Justice’s life story.

Pre/Co-requisites
None
Enrollment Restrictions
None

611AB.04 Laws of Mars: Legal Rules for Living Off the Earth 0.5 Jonathan B. Wiener TBD

Human travel to the Moon and/or Mars is now being planned by NASA, ESA, China, and other government space agencies, and perhaps even sooner by private companies such as Elon Musk’s SpaceX, Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin, or the European firm MarsOne.  “A new life awaits you in the off-world colonies – a chance to begin again in a golden land of opportunity and adventure!”  But what will or should be the rules and norms of this new life?  Human settlements on the Moon, Mars, or another off-Earth colony would pose challenges that are not only scientific and engineering, but also social and legal.  Examining the optimal social/legal approaches in advance may help such a colony succeed.  And it may also offer a useful thought experiment for assessing and improving social/legal arrangements on Earth.  For example, who can/should own the property rights to such a “golden land of opportunity” and its resources?  (Is recent US law on space mining in conflict with the 1967 Outer Space Treaty?)  What should the environmental laws be to protect – or intentionally terraform – the other planet?  What should “planetary protection” regulations provide, to avoid harmful microbial contamination of the off-Earth colony, and of the Earth?  What should the laws be for ordinary life off the Earth, including accidents, crimes, marriage, divorce, citizenship, etc. …  And, who should decide on these laws – raising constitutional questions of, e.g., rule by each government that sends settlers, or by each private company that sends them, or by an international agreement, or by the settlers themselves in their new home …  This Readings course will explore these and other questions about the “Laws of Mars.”

Pre/Co-requisites
None
Enrollment Restrictions
None

611AB.05 Abortion: Law, Policy, Ethics 0.5

The law of abortion is in flux. With new appointments to the Court and new legislative initiatives in the states, there is a greater likelihood of significant shifts in constitutional doctrine than at any point in the last few decades. As a result, it has become particularly important for future lawyers to have an opportunity to study the issue in detail and to decide what they think.

This one-credit, ungraded year-long readings course is intended to give students the chance to discuss, in a relaxed academic setting, the difficult and important questions of ethics, policy, and law raised by the issue of abortion. The course meets on eight Wednesday evenings, roughly once a month, from 7:30 to 9:15 p.m. Sessions are held at the instructors’ home—depending on enrollment, either at our dinner table or in our living room. (You should have your dinner beforehand; we provide the coffee and dessert.)

The questions raised by abortion are both highly abstract and deeply personal. While they are the subject of intense and heartfelt commitment on both sides, this course is offered in the belief that they are also a proper subject for intellectual inquiry. We will insist that discussions be conducted in a civil and respectful manner, and that you address and listen to your fellow students, whatever their views, with an open mind. Within each unit, the assigned readings are roughly balanced as to viewpoint; they take deeply conflicting positions, and you will certainly disagree with some of them. The course is offered on a credit/no-credit basis partly to ensure that you are neither penalized nor rewarded for sharing the views of either of the instructors.

Two-page response papers are due 24 hours before each meeting. They may be uploaded to the ‘Forum’ section of the course website, so that you can read your classmates’ papers in advance. Response papers should address some issue raised in your mind by that session’s readings; they needn’t discuss every reading, and they should respond to the readings rather than summarize them. Each student is expected to participate fully in the discussions.

There is one required text, What Roe v. Wade Should Have Said (Jack M. Balkin ed., 2005). Other required readings are available online or in the coursepack. (Because the course focuses on basic principles rather than the details of current doctrine, it leaves out such decisions as Gonzales v. Carhart, Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, or Azar v. Garza, as well as a number of important cases in state or circuit courts.)

Pre/Co-requisites
None
Enrollment Restrictions
None
Spring 2019
2019
Course Number Course Title Course Credits Instructor Meeting Day/Times Room

611AB.01 Readings in National Security 0.5 Charles J. Dunlap, Jr. TBD

This course is a one-credit, pass-fail seminar that will meet at least six times over the course of the 2018-2019 academic year. The seminar will introduce some of the issues confronting young lawyers as they try to navigate today's national security environment either as an attorney practicing in government, as a member of a law firm, or as a counsel for a corporation or non-governmental organization. We will consider, for example, how the existing rules of professional conduct may apply in the national security law setting, as well as examine specific cases of problematic behavior by lawyers. We will also address the practical issues of dealing with clients in very high-stress situations, as well as the "work-life" balance in this area of practice. Readings will include various case studies, law journal articles, and other relevant material. A film will also be part of the curriculum. The instructor may augment his own experience with guest discussants. Students are required to read two books, Paul Scharre’s Army of None: Autonomous Weapons and the Future of War, and the novel, Allegiance,  by Kermit Roosevelt.  The four meetings for the fall of 2018 are scheduled (subject to change) be on Sunday afternoons, from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on September 9th and 23rd, October 31st, November 2nd (movie shown at the Law School). The two spring of 2019 meetings will be Feb 3rd and March 3rd. Meetings will usually take place in Maj Gen Dunlap’s home, with Mrs. Dunlap being the hostess. Refreshments will be served.

Pre/Co-requisites
None
Enrollment Restrictions
None

611AB.02 Readings: Judicial Biography 0.5 Thomas B. Metzloff TBD

A total of 112 individuals have served as Justices of the United States Supreme Court.  They have come from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences.  Most were judges before becoming Justices, but others were law professors, attorneys in private practice, or even politicians with no prior judicial experience.  Once on the Court, many of the Justices have surprised and sometimes disappointed those who appointed and supported them. How has a Justice’s life story and prior experiences shaped and molded their judicial philosophy?

This one-credit readings class will focus on reading biographies of Supreme Court Justices.  During the course of the year, we will select and read six different biographies (three per semester).  This will include Becoming Justice Blackmun by Linda Greenhouse, and The Man Who Once Was Whizzer White:  A Portrait of Justice Byron R. White by Dennis Hutchison.  The class will determine what other Justice’s biographies to read during the course of the year.

For each book, the class will meet for a two-hour discussion session (at Professor Metzloff’s home).  Students will write a short reaction paper (2-3 pages) focusing on some aspect of the Justice’s life story.

Pre/Co-requisites
None
Enrollment Restrictions
None

611AB.03 Readings: Conservative Legal Thought 0.5 Stephen E. Sachs, Ernest A. Young TBD

This one-credit year-long readings course explores different approaches to American law that have fallen under the heading of ‘conservatism.’ Over the course of the year, students will gain an appreciation of the debates and disagreements among conservative thinkers, both as to general theories and specific subjects. The course will meet on occasional Wednesday evenings, approximately once a month, in two-hour sessions from 6 to 8 p.m. Sessions will alternate between the professors’ houses in Apex and Chapel Hill. Each student will be expected to participate with knowledge of the extensive readings, and two-page response papers will be due 24 hours before each meeting. (Students taking the course in conjunction with an independent study paper may be exempted from the response-paper requirement.) Grading will be on a credit/no-credit basis.

Pre/Co-requisites
None
Enrollment Restrictions
None
Fall 2018
2018
Course Number Course Title Course Credits Instructor Meeting Day/Times Room

611AB.01 Readings: Ethical Issues of the Practice of National Security Law 0.5 Charles J. Dunlap, Jr. TBD

This course is a one-credit, pass-fail seminar that will meet at least six times over the course of the 2018-2019 academic year. The seminar will introduce some of the issues confronting young lawyers as they try to navigate today's national security environment either as an attorney practicing in government, as a member of a law firm, or as a counsel for a corporation or non-governmental organization. We will consider, for example, how the existing rules of professional conduct may apply in the national security law setting, as well as examine specific cases of problematic behavior by lawyers. We will also address the practical issues of dealing with clients in very high-stress situations, as well as the "work-life" balance in this area of practice. Readings will include various case studies, law journal articles, and other relevant material. A film will also be part of the curriculum. The instructor may augment his own experience with guest discussants. Students are required to read two books, Paul Scharre’s Army of None: Autonomous Weapons and the Future of War, and the novel, Allegiance,  by Kermit Roosevelt.  The four meetings for the fall of 2018 are scheduled (subject to change) be on Sunday afternoons, from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on September 9th and 23rd, October 31st, November 2nd (movie shown at the Law School). The two spring of 2019 meetings will be Feb 3rd and March 3rd. Meetings will usually take place in Maj Gen Dunlap’s home, with Mrs. Dunlap being the hostess. Refreshments will be served.

 

Pre/Co-requisites
None
Enrollment Restrictions
None

611AB.02 Readings 0.5 Thomas B. Metzloff TBD

This year-long discussion course focuses on readings that explore connections between the law, the practice of law, the legal system and issues of current societal importance or interest.  Each of the course is expected to have a different specific focus and different readings.  This course is assessed on a credit/no credit basis.

Pre/Co-requisites
None
Enrollment Restrictions
None

611AB.03 Readings: Conservative Legal Thought 0.5 Stephen E. Sachs, Ernest A. Young

This one-credit year-long readings course explores different approaches to American law that have fallen under the heading of ‘conservatism.’ Over the course of the year, students will gain an appreciation of the debates and disagreements among conservative thinkers, both as to general theories and specific subjects. The course will meet on occasional Wednesday evenings, approximately once a month, in two-hour sessions from 6 to 8 p.m. Sessions will alternate between the professors’ houses in Apex and Chapel Hill. Each student will be expected to participate with knowledge of the extensive readings, and two-page response papers will be due 24 hours before each meeting. (Students taking the course in conjunction with an independent study paper may be exempted from the response-paper requirement.) Grading will be on a credit/no-credit basis.

Pre/Co-requisites
None
Enrollment Restrictions
None
Spring 2018
2018
Course Number Course Title Course Credits Instructor Meeting Day/Times Room

611AB.01 Readings: National Security 0.5 Charles J. Dunlap, Jr. TBD

This year-long discussion course focuses on readings that explore connections between the law, the practice of law, the legal system and issues of current societal importance or interest.  Each of the course is expected to have a different specific focus and different readings.  This course is assessed on a credit/no credit basis.

Pre/Co-requisites
None
Enrollment Restrictions
None

611AB.02 Readings: Judicial Biography 0.5 Thomas B. Metzloff TBD

This year-long discussion course focuses on readings that explore connections between the law, the practice of law, the legal system and issues of current societal importance or interest.  Each of the course is expected to have a different specific focus and different readings.  This course is assessed on a credit/no credit basis.

Pre/Co-requisites
None
Enrollment Restrictions
None
Fall 2017
2017
Course Number Course Title Course Credits Instructor Meeting Day/Times Room

611AB.01 Readings in National Security Law 0.5 Charles J. Dunlap, Jr. TBA TBA TBA

This course is a one-credit, pass-fail seminar that will meet at least six times over the course of the 2017-2018 academic year. The course is will introduce some of the issues confronting young lawyers as they try to navigate today's national security environment either as an attorney practicing in government, as a member of a law firm, or as a counsel for a corporation or non-governmental organization. We will consider, for example, how the existing rules of professional conduct may apply in the national security law setting, as well as examine specific cases of problematic behavior by lawyers. We will also address the practical issues of dealing with clients in very high-stress situations, as well as the "work-life" balance in this area of practice. Readings will include various case studies, law journal articles, and other relevant material. A film will also be part of the curriculum. The instructor may augment his own experience with guest discussants. There is no textbook for this course, but the students need to obtain and read the novel Allegiance by Kermit Roosevelt. The instructor will provide other readings. The four meetings for the fall of 2017 are scheduled (subject to change) be on Sundays from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on September 24th, October 29th, November 12th, and December 3rd (movie shown at the Law School; this session will go from 3:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. ). The two spring of 2018 meetings will be January 14th and 28th.. Meetings will usually take place in Maj Gen Dunlap’s home, with Mrs. Dunlap being the hostess. Refreshments will be served.

Pre/Co-requisites
None
Enrollment Restrictions
None

611AB.02 Readings: Judicial Biography 0.5 Thomas B. Metzloff TBA TBA TBA

This year-long discussion course focuses on readings that explore connections between the law, the practice of law, the legal system and issues of current societal importance or interest.  Each of the course is expected to have a different specific focus and different readings.  This course is assessed on a credit/no credit basis.

Pre/Co-requisites
None
Enrollment Restrictions
None
Spring 2017
2017
Course Number Course Title Course Credits Instructor Meeting Day/Times Room

611AB.01 Readings: National Security Law 0.5 Charles J. Dunlap, Jr. TBD TBD

This year-long discussion course focuses on readings that explore connections between the law, the practice of law, the legal system and issues of current societal importance or interest.  Each of the course is expected to have a different specific focus and different readings.  This course is assessed on a credit/no credit basis.

Pre/Co-requisites
None
Enrollment Restrictions
None

611AB.02 Readings: Judicial Biography 0.5 Thomas B. Metzloff TBD TBD

This year-long discussion course focuses on readings that explore connections between the law, the practice of law, the legal system and issues of current societal importance or interest.  Each of the course is expected to have a different specific focus and different readings.  This course is assessed on a credit/no credit basis.

Pre/Co-requisites
None
Enrollment Restrictions
None
Fall 2016
2016
Course Number Course Title Course Credits Instructor Meeting Day/Times Room

611A.01 Readings in National Security 0.5 Charles J. Dunlap, Jr. TBD TBD TBD

This course is a one-credit, pass-fail seminar that will meet at least six times over the course of the 2016-2017 academic year. The course is will introduce some of the issues confronting young lawyers as they try to navigate today's national security environment either as an attorney practicing in government, as a member of a law firm, or as a counsel for a corporation or non-governmental organization. We will consider, for example, how the existing rules of professional conduct may apply in the national security law setting, as well as examine specific cases of problematic behavior by lawyers. We will also address the practical issues of dealing with clients in very high-stress situations, as well as the "work-life" balance in this area of practice. Readings will include various case studies, law journal articles, and other relevant material. A film will also be part of the curriculum. The instructor may augment his own experience with guest discussants. There is no textbook for this course, but the instructor will provide the readings. The four meetings for the fall of 2016 are scheduled (subject to change) be on Sundays from 3:30 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. on September 4th, September 18th, October 16th, and November 6th (movie shown at the Law School). The two spring of 2017 meetings will be January 22nd and February 5th.  Meetings will usually take place in Maj Gen Dunlap’s home, with Mrs. Dunlap being the hostess.  Refreshments will be served.

Pre/Co-requisites
None
Enrollment Restrictions
None

611A.02 Readings: Judicial Biography 0.5 Thomas B. Metzloff

A total of 112 individuals have served as Justices of the United States Supreme Court.  They have come from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences.  Most were judges before becoming Justices, but others were law professors, attorneys in private practice, or even politicians with no prior judicial experience.  Once on the Court, many of the Justices have surprised and sometimes disappointed those who appointed and supported them. How has a Justice’s life story and prior experiences shaped and molded their judicial philosophy?

This one-credit readings class will focus on reading biographies of Supreme Court Justices.  During the course of the year, we will select and read six different biographies (three per semester).  This will include Becoming Justice Blackmun by Linda Greenhouse, and The Man Who Once Was Whizzer White:  A Portrait of Justice Byron R. White by Dennis Hutchison.  The class will determine what other Justice’s biographies to read during the course of the year.

For each book, the class will meet for a two-hour discussion session (at Professor Metzloff’s home).  Students will write a short reaction paper (2-3 pages) focusing on some aspect of the Justice’s life story.

Pre/Co-requisites
None
Enrollment Restrictions
None
Spring 2016
2016
Course Number Course Title Course Credits Instructor Meeting Day/Times Room

611B.01 Readings in Ethics (*cont. from fall) 0.5 Charles J. Dunlap, Jr.

This discussion course centers around readings that, implicitly or explicitly, draw connections between the practice of law, the experience of being a lawyer, the substance of the law, and ethics (including not only professional responsibility but issues of moral commitment and action more generally). Each section of the course is expected to have a different specific focus, and different readings, but all will center on the general topics of professionalism and ethics.


The class will meet about six to nine times throughout the year at a time agreed upon by the class members, though most likely in the evenings. The instructor will help guide the discussion, but one or two students will be expected to take an active role in shaping each class's discussion, perhaps by circulating in advance a brief set of suggestions for discussion and, on the night of the class, beginning the conversation.


The course will be graded on a credit/no credit basis, and no research paper will be required.


Ethics Requirement: Students can satisfy the Law School's two-credit ethics requirement by taking this course and the one-credit course entitled Ethics and the Rules of Professional Conduct. The courses need not be taken concurrently.

Pre/Co-requisites
None
Enrollment Restrictions
None
Fall 2015
2015
Course Number Course Title Course Credits Instructor Meeting Day/Times Room

611A.01 Readings in Ethics 0.5 Charles J. Dunlap, Jr. TBD

Readings in National Security This course is a one-credit, pass-fail seminar that will meet at least six times over the course of the 2015-2016 academic year. The course is will introduce some of the issues confronting young lawyers as they try to navigate today's national security environment either as an attorney practicing in government, as a member of a law firm, or as a counsel for a corporation or non-governmental organization. We will consider, for example, how the existing rules of professional conduct may apply in the national security law setting, as well as examine specific cases of problematic behavior by lawyers. We will also address the practical issues of dealing with clients in very high-stress situations, as well as the "work-life" balance in this area of practice. Readings will include various case studies, law journal articles, and other relevant material. A film will also be part of the curriculum. The instructor may augment his own experience with guest discussants. The four fall meetings will be on Sundays from 3:30 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. on August 30th, September 20th, November 8th, and November 22nd (movie shown at the Law School). The two spring meetings will be January 31st and March 6th.National Security Law Focus

Pre/Co-requisites
None
Enrollment Restrictions
None
Spring 2015
2015
Course Number Course Title Course Credits Instructor Meeting Day/Times Room

611B.02 Readings in Ethics (*cont. from fall) 0.5 Charles J. Dunlap, Jr.
This discussion course centers around readings that, implicitly or explicitly, draw connections between the practice of law, the experience of being a lawyer, the substance of the law, and ethics (including not only professional responsibility but issues of moral commitment and action more generally). Each section of the course is expected to have a different specific focus, and different readings, but all will center on the general topics of professionalism and ethics.The class will meet about six to nine times throughout the year at a time agreed upon by the class members, though most likely in the evenings. The instructor will help guide the discussion, but one or two students will be expected to take an active role in shaping each class's discussion, perhaps by circulating in advance a brief set of suggestions for discussion and, on the night of the class, beginning the conversation.The course will be graded on a credit/no credit basis, and no research paper will be required.Ethics Requirement: Students can satisfy the Law School's two-credit ethics requirement by taking this course and the one-credit course entitled Ethics and the Rules of Professional Conduct. The courses need not be taken concurrently.

Pre/Co-requisites
None
Enrollment Restrictions
None
Fall 2014
2014
Course Number Course Title Course Credits Instructor Meeting Day/Times Room

611A.01 Readings in Ethics 0.5 Charles J. Dunlap, Jr. TBD
This discussion course centers around readings that, implicitly or explicitly, draw connections between the practice of law, the experience of being a lawyer, the substance of the law, and ethics (including not only professional responsibility but issues of moral commitment and action more generally). Each section of the course is expected to have a different specific focus, and different readings, but will center on the general topics of professionalism and ethics. This is a year-long course. Instructor: Law Faculty

Pre/Co-requisites
None
Enrollment Restrictions
None
Fall 2013
2013
Course Number Course Title Course Credits Instructor Meeting Day/Times Room

611A.01 Readings in Ethics 0.5 Charles J. Dunlap, Jr. TBD

Ethical Issues in National Security

This course is a one-credit, pass-fail seminar that will meet at least six times over the course of the 2013-2014 academic year. The course is will introduce some of the issues confronting young lawyers as they try to navigate today's national security environment either as an attorney practicing in government, as a member of a law firm, or as a counsel for a corporation or non-governmental organization. We will consider, for example, how the existing rules of professional conduct may apply in the national security law setting, as well as examine specific cases of problematic behavior by lawyers. We will also address the practical issues of dealing with clients in very high-stress situations, as well as the ‘work-life’ balance in this area of practice. Readings will include various case studies, law journal articles, and other relevant material. A film will also be part of the curriculum. The instructor may augment his own experience with guest discussants. The four fall meetings will be on Sundays from 3:30 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. The dates (tentatively) are Sept 15th, Sept 29th, Oct 27th, and Nov 10th.

Pre/Co-requisites
None
Enrollment Restrictions
None
Spring 2013
2013
Course Number Course Title Course Credits Instructor Meeting Day/Times Room

611B.01 Readings in Ethics (*cont. from fall) 0.5 Jeff Ward TBD
This discussion course centers around readings that, implicitly or explicitly, draw connections between the practice of law, the experience of being a lawyer, the substance of the law, and ethics (including not only professional responsibility but issues of moral commitment and action more generally). Each section of the course is expected to have a different specific focus, and different readings, but all will center on the general topics of professionalism and ethics.The class will meet about six to nine times throughout the year at a time agreed upon by the class members, though most likely in the evenings. The instructor will help guide the discussion, but one or two students will be expected to take an active role in shaping each class's discussion, perhaps by circulating in advance a brief set of suggestions for discussion and, on the night of the class, beginning the conversation.The course will be graded on a credit/no credit basis, and no research paper will be required.Ethics Requirement: Students can satisfy the Law School's two-credit ethics requirement by taking this course and the one-credit course entitled Ethics and the Rules of Professional Conduct. The courses need not be taken concurrently.

Pre/Co-requisites
None
Enrollment Restrictions
None

611B.03 Readings in Ethics (*cont. from fall) 0.5 Charles J. Dunlap, Jr. TBD
This discussion course centers around readings that, implicitly or explicitly, draw connections between the practice of law, the experience of being a lawyer, the substance of the law, and ethics (including not only professional responsibility but issues of moral commitment and action more generally). Each section of the course is expected to have a different specific focus, and different readings, but all will center on the general topics of professionalism and ethics.The class will meet about six to nine times throughout the year at a time agreed upon by the class members, though most likely in the evenings. The instructor will help guide the discussion, but one or two students will be expected to take an active role in shaping each class's discussion, perhaps by circulating in advance a brief set of suggestions for discussion and, on the night of the class, beginning the conversation.The course will be graded on a credit/no credit basis, and no research paper will be required.Ethics Requirement: Students can satisfy the Law School's two-credit ethics requirement by taking this course and the one-credit course entitled Ethics and the Rules of Professional Conduct. The courses need not be taken concurrently.

Pre/Co-requisites
None
Enrollment Restrictions
None

611B.04 Readings in Ethics (*cont. from fall) 0.5 Thomas B. Metzloff TBD
This discussion course centers around readings that, implicitly or explicitly, draw connections between the practice of law, the experience of being a lawyer, the substance of the law, and ethics (including not only professional responsibility but issues of moral commitment and action more generally). Each section of the course is expected to have a different specific focus, and different readings, but all will center on the general topics of professionalism and ethics.The class will meet about six to nine times throughout the year at a time agreed upon by the class members, though most likely in the evenings. The instructor will help guide the discussion, but one or two students will be expected to take an active role in shaping each class's discussion, perhaps by circulating in advance a brief set of suggestions for discussion and, on the night of the class, beginning the conversation.The course will be graded on a credit/no credit basis, and no research paper will be required.Ethics Requirement: Students can satisfy the Law School's two-credit ethics requirement by taking this course and the one-credit course entitled Ethics and the Rules of Professional Conduct. The courses need not be taken concurrently.

Pre/Co-requisites
None
Enrollment Restrictions
None

611B.06 Readings in Ethics (*cont. from fall) 0.5 Marin K. Levy TBD
This discussion course centers around readings that, implicitly or explicitly, draw connections between the practice of law, the experience of being a lawyer, the substance of the law, and ethics (including not only professional responsibility but issues of moral commitment and action more generally). Each section of the course is expected to have a different specific focus, and different readings, but all will center on the general topics of professionalism and ethics.The class will meet about six to nine times throughout the year at a time agreed upon by the class members, though most likely in the evenings. The instructor will help guide the discussion, but one or two students will be expected to take an active role in shaping each class's discussion, perhaps by circulating in advance a brief set of suggestions for discussion and, on the night of the class, beginning the conversation.The course will be graded on a credit/no credit basis, and no research paper will be required.Ethics Requirement: Students can satisfy the Law School's two-credit ethics requirement by taking this course and the one-credit course entitled Ethics and the Rules of Professional Conduct. The courses need not be taken concurrently.

Pre/Co-requisites
None
Enrollment Restrictions
None

611B.07 Readings in Ethics (*cont. from fall) 0.5 David F. Levi, James E. Coleman, Jr. TBD
This discussion course centers around readings that, implicitly or explicitly, draw connections between the practice of law, the experience of being a lawyer, the substance of the law, and ethics (including not only professional responsibility but issues of moral commitment and action more generally). Each section of the course is expected to have a different specific focus, and different readings, but all will center on the general topics of professionalism and ethics.The class will meet about six to nine times throughout the year at a time agreed upon by the class members, though most likely in the evenings. The instructor will help guide the discussion, but one or two students will be expected to take an active role in shaping each class's discussion, perhaps by circulating in advance a brief set of suggestions for discussion and, on the night of the class, beginning the conversation.The course will be graded on a credit/no credit basis, and no research paper will be required.Ethics Requirement: Students can satisfy the Law School's two-credit ethics requirement by taking this course and the one-credit course entitled Ethics and the Rules of Professional Conduct. The courses need not be taken concurrently.

Pre/Co-requisites
None
Enrollment Restrictions
None
Fall 2012
2012
Course Number Course Title Course Credits Instructor Meeting Day/Times Room

611A.01 Readings in Ethics 0.5 Jeff Ward TBD TBD TBD
This discussion course centers around readings that, implicitly or explicitly, draw connections between the practice of law, the experience of being a lawyer, the substance of the law, and ethics (including not only professional responsibility but issues of moral commitment and action more generally). Each section of the course is expected to have a different specific focus, and different readings, but will center on the general topics of professionalism and ethics. This is a year-long course. Instructor: Law Faculty

Pre/Co-requisites
None
Enrollment Restrictions
None

611A.03 Readings in Ethics 0.5 Charles J. Dunlap, Jr. TBD TBD TBD
This discussion course centers around readings that, implicitly or explicitly, draw connections between the practice of law, the experience of being a lawyer, the substance of the law, and ethics (including not only professional responsibility but issues of moral commitment and action more generally). Each section of the course is expected to have a different specific focus, and different readings, but will center on the general topics of professionalism and ethics. This is a year-long course. Instructor: Law Faculty

Pre/Co-requisites
None
Enrollment Restrictions
None

611A.04 Readings in Ethics 0.5 Thomas B. Metzloff TBD TBD TBD
This discussion course centers around readings that, implicitly or explicitly, draw connections between the practice of law, the experience of being a lawyer, the substance of the law, and ethics (including not only professional responsibility but issues of moral commitment and action more generally). Each section of the course is expected to have a different specific focus, and different readings, but will center on the general topics of professionalism and ethics. This is a year-long course. Instructor: Law Faculty

Pre/Co-requisites
None
Enrollment Restrictions
None

611A.06 Readings in Ethics 0.5 Marin K. Levy TBD TBD TBD
This discussion course centers around readings that, implicitly or explicitly, draw connections between the practice of law, the experience of being a lawyer, the substance of the law, and ethics (including not only professional responsibility but issues of moral commitment and action more generally). Each section of the course is expected to have a different specific focus, and different readings, but will center on the general topics of professionalism and ethics. This is a year-long course. Instructor: Law Faculty

Pre/Co-requisites
None
Enrollment Restrictions
None

611A.07 Readings in Ethics 0.5 David F. Levi, James E. Coleman, Jr. TBD TBD TBD
This discussion course centers around readings that, implicitly or explicitly, draw connections between the practice of law, the experience of being a lawyer, the substance of the law, and ethics (including not only professional responsibility but issues of moral commitment and action more generally). Each section of the course is expected to have a different specific focus, and different readings, but will center on the general topics of professionalism and ethics. This is a year-long course. Instructor: Law Faculty

Pre/Co-requisites
None
Enrollment Restrictions
None
Spring 2012
2012
Course Number Course Title Course Credits Instructor Meeting Day/Times Room

611B.03 Readings in Ethics (*cont. from fall) 0.5 Thomas B. Metzloff
This discussion course centers around readings that, implicitly or explicitly, draw connections between the practice of law, the experience of being a lawyer, the substance of the law, and ethics (including not only professional responsibility but issues of moral commitment and action more generally). Each section of the course is expected to have a different specific focus, and different readings, but all will center on the general topics of professionalism and ethics.The class will meet about six to nine times throughout the year at a time agreed upon by the class members, though most likely in the evenings. The instructor will help guide the discussion, but one or two students will be expected to take an active role in shaping each class's discussion, perhaps by circulating in advance a brief set of suggestions for discussion and, on the night of the class, beginning the conversation.The course will be graded on a credit/no credit basis, and no research paper will be required.Ethics Requirement: Students can satisfy the Law School's two-credit ethics requirement by taking this course and the one-credit course entitled Ethics and the Rules of Professional Conduct. The courses need not be taken concurrently.

Pre/Co-requisites
None
Enrollment Restrictions
None

611B.04 Readings in Ethics (*cont. from fall) 0.5 Neil S. Siegel
This discussion course centers around readings that, implicitly or explicitly, draw connections between the practice of law, the experience of being a lawyer, the substance of the law, and ethics (including not only professional responsibility but issues of moral commitment and action more generally). Each section of the course is expected to have a different specific focus, and different readings, but all will center on the general topics of professionalism and ethics.The class will meet about six to nine times throughout the year at a time agreed upon by the class members, though most likely in the evenings. The instructor will help guide the discussion, but one or two students will be expected to take an active role in shaping each class's discussion, perhaps by circulating in advance a brief set of suggestions for discussion and, on the night of the class, beginning the conversation.The course will be graded on a credit/no credit basis, and no research paper will be required.Ethics Requirement: Students can satisfy the Law School's two-credit ethics requirement by taking this course and the one-credit course entitled Ethics and the Rules of Professional Conduct. The courses need not be taken concurrently.

Pre/Co-requisites
None
Enrollment Restrictions
None

611B.040 Readings in Ethics (*cont. from fall) 0.5 Charles J. Dunlap, Jr.
This discussion course centers around readings that, implicitly or explicitly, draw connections between the practice of law, the experience of being a lawyer, the substance of the law, and ethics (including not only professional responsibility but issues of moral commitment and action more generally). Each section of the course is expected to have a different specific focus, and different readings, but all will center on the general topics of professionalism and ethics.The class will meet about six to nine times throughout the year at a time agreed upon by the class members, though most likely in the evenings. The instructor will help guide the discussion, but one or two students will be expected to take an active role in shaping each class's discussion, perhaps by circulating in advance a brief set of suggestions for discussion and, on the night of the class, beginning the conversation.The course will be graded on a credit/no credit basis, and no research paper will be required.Ethics Requirement: Students can satisfy the Law School's two-credit ethics requirement by taking this course and the one-credit course entitled Ethics and the Rules of Professional Conduct. The courses need not be taken concurrently.

Pre/Co-requisites
None
Enrollment Restrictions
None

611B.041 Readings in Ethics (*cont. from fall) 0.5 Jeff Ward
This discussion course centers around readings that, implicitly or explicitly, draw connections between the practice of law, the experience of being a lawyer, the substance of the law, and ethics (including not only professional responsibility but issues of moral commitment and action more generally). Each section of the course is expected to have a different specific focus, and different readings, but all will center on the general topics of professionalism and ethics.The class will meet about six to nine times throughout the year at a time agreed upon by the class members, though most likely in the evenings. The instructor will help guide the discussion, but one or two students will be expected to take an active role in shaping each class's discussion, perhaps by circulating in advance a brief set of suggestions for discussion and, on the night of the class, beginning the conversation.The course will be graded on a credit/no credit basis, and no research paper will be required.Ethics Requirement: Students can satisfy the Law School's two-credit ethics requirement by taking this course and the one-credit course entitled Ethics and the Rules of Professional Conduct. The courses need not be taken concurrently.

Pre/Co-requisites
None
Enrollment Restrictions
None

611B.06 Readings in Ethics (*cont. from fall) 0.5 Marin K. Levy
This discussion course centers around readings that, implicitly or explicitly, draw connections between the practice of law, the experience of being a lawyer, the substance of the law, and ethics (including not only professional responsibility but issues of moral commitment and action more generally). Each section of the course is expected to have a different specific focus, and different readings, but all will center on the general topics of professionalism and ethics.The class will meet about six to nine times throughout the year at a time agreed upon by the class members, though most likely in the evenings. The instructor will help guide the discussion, but one or two students will be expected to take an active role in shaping each class's discussion, perhaps by circulating in advance a brief set of suggestions for discussion and, on the night of the class, beginning the conversation.The course will be graded on a credit/no credit basis, and no research paper will be required.Ethics Requirement: Students can satisfy the Law School's two-credit ethics requirement by taking this course and the one-credit course entitled Ethics and the Rules of Professional Conduct. The courses need not be taken concurrently.

Pre/Co-requisites
None
Enrollment Restrictions
None

611B.07 Readings in Ethics (*cont. from fall) 0.5 Ernest A. Young
This discussion course centers around readings that, implicitly or explicitly, draw connections between the practice of law, the experience of being a lawyer, the substance of the law, and ethics (including not only professional responsibility but issues of moral commitment and action more generally). Each section of the course is expected to have a different specific focus, and different readings, but all will center on the general topics of professionalism and ethics.The class will meet about six to nine times throughout the year at a time agreed upon by the class members, though most likely in the evenings. The instructor will help guide the discussion, but one or two students will be expected to take an active role in shaping each class's discussion, perhaps by circulating in advance a brief set of suggestions for discussion and, on the night of the class, beginning the conversation.The course will be graded on a credit/no credit basis, and no research paper will be required.Ethics Requirement: Students can satisfy the Law School's two-credit ethics requirement by taking this course and the one-credit course entitled Ethics and the Rules of Professional Conduct. The courses need not be taken concurrently.

Pre/Co-requisites
None
Enrollment Restrictions
None

*Please note that this information is for planning purposes only, and should not be relied upon for the schedule for a given semester. Faculty leaves and sabbaticals, as well as other curriculum considerations, will sometimes affect when a course may be offered.