208.9 sec. 1 - Fundamentals of U.S. Law (Fall 2014)
Instructor: William H. D. Fernholz (view instructor's teaching evaluations | profile)
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Meeting Time: W 3:35-6:15
Meeting Location: 105
Course Start: August 27, 2014
Class Number (formerly Course Control Number) (Non-1Ls): 49526
Fundamentals of U.S. Law introduces foreign law students to the American legal system, common-law method of case analysis, and American forms of governance. Orientation week classes focus primarily on (1) the structure of American court system and sources of law and (2) 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. Classes during the rest of the semester will focus on the principle Constitutional doctrines that underpin the American legal and political system, including federalism and separation of powers. Throughout the course, students will practice skills that will help them succeed in law school, on the bar examination, and in practice.
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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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