Spring 2020
5397 Well-Being in the Law - HOFFMANL- 28207

Professor(s): Lonny Hoffman (FACULTY)

Credits: 3

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 Syllabus: Well-Being in the Law Course Description/Syllabus (Feb 24 version for students)

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.

Prerequisites: No  

First Day Assignments: See syllabus

Final Exam Schedule: Papers      

This course will have:
Exam: NO
Paper: YES

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.