Myth, Law, and Practice

Details

Course Code:
LAW 3510
Units:
2
Grading:
Law Honors/Pass/Restrd Cr/Fail

Description

(Formerly Law 491) Collective myths from a variety of traditions and cultures capture enduring psychological truths about human choices and the human condition. Lawyers at various stages in their careers have their own personal myths, sometimes conscious and sometimes not. These personal myths embody key tendencies that determine or heavily influence each lawyer's personal and professional path. This course uses some salient collective myths as well as modern psychological material to create a powerful backdrop for self-examination and self-development. It offers a space and time for each student to consider his or her own personal and professional direction through the course materials, class interactions, and a series of reflection papers. The course benefits from the collaboration of Ron Tyler, Director of the Criminal Defense Clinic, who will conduct a session focusing on mindfulness practices. Elements used in grading: A series of reflection papers totaling at least 18-pages.

Future Offerings

2016-2017 Winter

Myth, Law, and Practice LAW 3510 Section 01 Class #31278

  • 2 Units
    • 1L Winter Elective

Notes: Open to First-Year JD Students.

Past Offerings

2015-2016 Winter

Myth, Law, and Practice LAW 491 Section 01 Class #16087

  • 2 Units
    • 1L Winter Elective

Notes: Open to First-Year JD Students.

Myth, Law, and Practice LAW 491 Section 02 Class #58142

  • 2 Units
    • 1L Winter Elective

Notes: Open to First-Year JD Students.

Myth, Law, and Practice LAW 491 Section 03 Class #58143

  • 2 Units

2014-2015 Winter

Myth, Law, and Practice LAW 491 Section 01 Class #29873

  • 2 Units
    • 1L Winter Elective

Notes: Writing Requirement for Law Degree. Open to First-Year JD Students.

Back to the Top