208.9S sec. 001 - Fundamentals of U.S. Law (Summer 2021)
Instructor: William H. D. Fernholz (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only | profile)
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Grading Designation: Graded
Mode of Instruction: Hybrid
MTuWThF 09:00 AM - 12:40 PM
From May 25, 2021
To June 09, 2021
Enroll Limit: 60
As of: 09/01 10:35 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 in-person on campus on June 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 7th, and 8th in room 110.
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