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208.9 sec. 002 - Fundamentals of U.S. Law (Fall 2021)

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


    Tu 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Location: Internet/Online
    On 2021-08-10

    WThF 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Location: Internet/Online
    From August 11, 2021
    To August 13, 2021

    MW 2:10 PM - 3:25 PM
    Location: Law 170
    From August 16, 2021
    To October 27, 2021

Course Start: August 10, 2021
Course End: October 27, 2021
Class Number: 31910

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 60
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 60
As of: 10/16 05:34 PM

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 remotely as follows:
Tuesday, August 10th 1PM-4PM REMOTE
Wednesday, August 11th 9AM-12PM REMOTE
Thursday, August 12th 9AM-12PM REMOTE
Friday, August 13th 9AM-12PM REMOTE
Then Mondays and Wednesdays, August 16th-October 20th 2:10PM-3:25PM IN-PERSON
Mandatory Review session: Wednesday, October 27th 2:10PM-3:25PM

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

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