208.9S sec. 002 - Fundamentals of U.S. Law (Summer 2021)
Instructor: Jodi Collova (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only)
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Grading Designation: Graded
Mode of Instruction: Hybrid
MTuWThF 09:00 AM - 12:40 PM
From June 14, 2021
To June 28, 2021
Enroll Limit: 30
As of: 09/01 10:35 AM
Fundamentals of U.S. Law introduces foreign law students to the fundamental principles of the U.S. legal system and the common-law method of case analysis. Students will focus on crucial doctrines that underpin U.S. governance, including federalism and separation of powers, as well as individual rights. Students will also study the structure of the U.S. court system, 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. The course begins with an introductory module comprised of torts cases, and then students read primarily constitutional law cases for the remainder of the course.
This course will meet in-person on campus on June 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 24th, and 25th in Warren (room 295).
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