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208.9 sec. 003 - Fundamentals of U.S. Law (Fall 2019)

Instructor: James Higa  (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only)
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Units: 3


    Tu 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Location: Law 110
    On 2019-08-13

    W 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Location: Law 110
    On 2019-08-14

    ThF 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Location: Law 110
    From August 15, 2019
    To August 16, 2019

    MW 2:10 PM - 3:25 PM
    Location: Law 105
    From August 19, 2019
    To October 28, 2019

Course Start: August 13, 2019
Course End: October 28, 2019
Class Number: 32000

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 79
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 90
As of: 04/07 11:14 PM

Fundamentals of U.S. Law introduces foreign law students to the American legal system, common-law method of case analysis, and U.S. 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 one area of legal 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 principal Constitutional doctrines that underpin the American legal and political system, including federalism and separation of powers, with a focus on how American law interacts with global concerns. Throughout the course, students will practice skills that will help them succeed in law school, on the bar examination, and in practice.

This course will meet as follows:
Tuesday, August 13th 9-12PM (Boalt Hall 110)
Wednesday, August 14, 2019 1-3PM (Boalt Hall 110)
Thursday, August 15, 2019 9AM-12PM (Boalt Hall 110)
Friday, August 16, 2019 9AM-12PM (Boalt Hall 110)
Then every Monday and Wednesday (Boalt Hall 105) from 2:10-3:25pm until October 28th
MANDATORY REVIEW: Monday, October 28th 2:10-3:25pm (Boalt Hall 105)
Final exam: Wednesday, October 30th and Monday, November 4th

Exam Notes: (F) In-class final exam
Course Category: General Courses

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