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208.9 sec. 1 - Fundamentals of U.S. Law (Fall 2011)
Instructor: William H. D. Fernholz (view instructor's teaching evaluations | profile)
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Meeting Time: F 10:00-11:50
Meeting Location: 110
Course Start: August 26, 2011
Course Control Number (Non-1Ls): 49517
This mandatory course exposes LL.M. students to the American approach to analyzing legal sources such as cases and statutes. Students whose law degree is from a common law country may request an exemption from this course requirement from the graduate office.
The goal of this class is to introduce students to the method of analysis taught in U.S. law schools. Students will study the structure of U.S. court system, the sources of U.S. law, the lawyer's role in the system, and the 'culture' of the law in the United States. The class will focus primarily on the means U.S. lawyers employ to navigate our legal and political institutions.
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A reader will be used in this class.
Required Books are in blue
- Law in the United States
Charles F. Abernathy,
Publisher: West Group
Copyright Date: To Be Determined
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