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219.31 sec. 001 - Thinking Like a Lawyer (Spring 2020)

Instructor: Robert C. Berring, Jr.  (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only | profile)
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Units: 1

Due to COVID-19, law school classes were graded as credit/no pass in spring 2020.


    Th 08:30 AM - 09:50 AM
    Location: Law 107
    From January 16, 2020
    To March 19, 2020

Course Start: January 16, 2020
Course End: March 19, 2020
Class Number (1Ls): 32335
Class Number: 32335

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 9
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 15
As of: 06/16 11:02 PM

The course explores the question of what lies at the heart of the law, legal education and legal practice. What does it mean to think like a lawyer? How should one think about the law? We will read a few classic scholars like Holmes, Cardozo and Gilmore (two of whom have quotations on the outside of the building) to sketch out some answers. We will map these classic works on to the law in 2020. Response papers and one short, final paper will be required.

Attendance at the first class is mandatory for all currently enrolled and waitlisted students; any currently enrolled or waitlisted students who are not present on the first day of class (without prior permission of the instructor) will be dropped. The instructor will continue to take attendance throughout the add/drop period and anyone who moves off the waitlist into the class must continue to attend in order not to be dropped.

Exam Notes: (P) Final paper  
This is a credit only course
Course Category: General Courses
This course is listed in the following sub-categories:
Legal Theory and History

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