ETHICS & THE LAW  
TED KALMUS

OVERVIEW

"Relativity applies to physics, not ethics."  
 — Albert Einstein

Ethics & Law is a semester long seminar that uses case studies, discussion and role scenarios to look at the origins of legal ethics,  and to explore formal negotiation strategies and systems for discussion. Case studies tend to be focused on youth and human rights.

ethics cartoon.jpg

CURRENT WEEK IN CLASS

Week Three -- we will be presenting our emoticon stories, talking about the legal basis for human rights and diving into The Trial by Walter Mosley


COURSE DESCRIPTION

Assessment

As a negotiation  & discussion class, participation is expected, reflected on and assessed for 20% of the course's final grade. Short writing assignments are given after some classes and can be revised throughout the term. Short Assignments account for 30% of the course grade. Large Projects are ongoing, require drafts and revision, and comprise 50% of the final grade.  

RESOURCES

Source Materials

The class draws on a broad range of texts, videos and internet content including material from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, UNESCO and the United Nations, Supreme Court archives and www.landmarkcases.org
www.ted.org and various leadership indexes.

UDHR

The Trial by Walter Mosley