5397 Well-Being in the Law - HOFFMANL- 28207
Lonny Hoffman (FACULTY)
Course Areas: Law And Society/ Interdisciplinary
Time: 2:30p-5:30p M Location: Hendricks Heritage
Course Outline: This course rigorously explores the challenges to well-being and happiness facing law students and legal professionals and then examines possible paths to overcoming those challenges. We will consider a number of questions and hard issues that bear directly on the lives of students now and after they enter the legal profession. For more, see the syllabus
Course Notes: This three-credit course is limited to nineteen students. Students are evaluated in three ways:
Class Participation: Worth 20% of the final grade.
Short Reflective Papers: As part of this course, you will write several short reflective papers (usually no more than 2-4 pages, double-spaced). These assignments are noted in the syllabus. Your short papers are due within a week of being assigned. I will separately provide more detailed guidance as to the expected content of the papers and how I will evaluate them. The short papers are worth, collectively, 30% of the final grade.
Longer Paper: Finally, you will write one longer paper. There are two potential topics, broadly outlined in the syllabus (see Class 8). This paper should be 10 pages, double-spaced. It is due by Friday, April 24. As with the short reflective papers, I will separately provide more detailed guidance as to the expected content of this long paper and how I will evaluate it. The long paper is worth 50% of the final grade.
First Day Assignments: See syllabus
Final Exam Schedule: Papers
This course will have:
Satisfies Skills Course Requirement: No
Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No
Experiential Course Type: No
Bar Course: No
DistanceEd ABA 306:
Pass-Fail Student Election:
Course Materials (10/15/2019 1:44:05 PM)
No book required for this course
Before the semester, course materials will be available electronically on Professor Hoffman’s UH webpage. Hard copies will also be available for students.