208.9 sec. 1 - Fundamentals of U.S. Law (Fall 2013)
Instructor: William H. D. Fernholz (view instructor's teaching evaluations | profile)
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Meeting Time: W 8:00-9:50
Meeting Location: 110
Course Start: August 21, 2013
Class Number (formerly Course Control Number) (Non-1Ls): 49505
Fundamentals of U.S. Law is the second course of a mandatory two-course sequence that introduces foreign law students to the American legal system, its fundamental principles, and the common-law method of case analysis. Introduction to U.S. Law (1 unit) focuses primarily on introducing students to case analysis through the study of the development of American tort law doctrine. Students will learn how to read cases, find and synthesize holdings, and predict outcomes based on common law development. In Fundamentals of U.S. Law (2 units), students will focus on the principle doctrines that underpin the American legal and political system, including federalism and separation of powers. In both Introduction to U.S. Law and Fundamentals of U.S. Law, students will study the structure of the U.S. court system, the sources of U.S. law, the lawyer's role in the system, and the culture of the law in this country.
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Required Books are in blue
- Law in the United States
by Charles F. Abernathy
Publisher: St. Paul, MN : Thomson/West, c2006.
Copyright Date: To Be Determined
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