208.9 sec. 001 - Fundamentals of U.S. Law (Fall 2020)
Instructor: William H. D. Fernholz (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only | profile)
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Grading Designation: Graded
Due to COVID-19, this class is remote for Fall 2020.
Mode of Instruction: Remote Instruction
Sa 06:30 AM - 08:30 AM
M 06:30 AM - 08:30 AM
W 06:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Th 06:30 AM - 08:30 AM
F 06:30 AM - 08:30 AM
MW 06:30 AM - 07:45 AM
From August 17, 2020
To October 28, 2020
Course End: October 28, 2020
Class Number: 32209
Enroll Limit: 94
As of: 12/07 09:41 AM
Fundamentals of U.S. Law introduces foreign law students to the fundamental principles of the American legal system and the common-law method of case analysis. In this course, students will focus on crucial doctrines that underpin American governance, including federalism and separation of powers. Students will also 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. The course will introduce students to techniques associated with the common law, particularly the close reading of legal opinions in the context of prior precedent, as well as organization of legal analysis. 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 remotely as follows:
Saturday, August 8th 6:30AM-8:30AM
Monday, August 10th 6:30AM-8:30AM
Wednesday, August 12th 6:30AM-8:30AM
Thursday, August 13th 6:30AM-8:30AM
Friday, August 14th 6:30AM-8:30AM
Then Mondays and Wednesdays, August 17th-October 28th 6:30AM-7:45AM
Exam Notes: (TH) Take-home examination
Course Category: General Courses
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