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208.9 sec. 001 - Fundamentals of U.S. Law (Spring 2021)

Instructor: James Higa  (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only)
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Units: 3
Grading Designation: Graded
Mode of Instruction: Remote Instruction


TuWTh 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: Internet/Online
From January 12, 2021
To January 14, 2021

F 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location: Internet/Online
On 2021-01-15

MW 6:25 PM - 7:40 PM
Location: Internet/Online
From January 20, 2021
To April 07, 2021

Course Start: January 12, 2021
Course End: April 07, 2021
Class Number: 32245

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 32
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 40
As of: 05/08 05:45 AM

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, January 12th: 5PM-8PM
Wednesday, January 13th: 5PM-8PM
Thursday, January 14th: 5PM-8PM
Friday, January 15th: 5PM-7PM
Then every Monday and Wednesdays 6:25PM-7:40PM (January 20th-April 7th)
REVIEW SESSION: Monday April 12th 6:25PM-7:40PM

Exam Notes: (TH) Take-home examination
Course Category: General Courses

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