Ethical Issues in the Law (JS 619)
July 29-August 2, 2012
Conference Fee: $390
This course is designed to spark in-depth discussion and analysis of ethical behavior and justice at the point which law, literature, and life experience intersect. Participants will immerse themselves in literary works that serve as the focal point of discussion. The curriculum involves a two-text approach: the literary text (a play, short story, novel, poem or essay) and the life text (the life experience of the judge who participates in the discussions). Participants attend plays at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and discuss the ethical dilemmas posed within the plays as the dilemmas relate to the judiciary. Participants must read the assigned literary texts prior to attending this course.
Qualifies for 2 credits toward the Judicial Studies degree and as an elective in the Certificate in Judicial Development, Administrative Law Adjudication Skills, Dispute Resolution Skills, General Jurisdiction Trial Skills, Special Court Trial Skills and Tribal Judicial Skills programs.