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208.9S sec. 001 - Fundamentals of U.S. Law (Summer 2022)

Instructor: William H. D. Fernholz  (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only | profile)
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Units: 3
Grading Designation: Graded
Mode of Instruction: In-Person

Meeting:

MTuWThF 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Law 132
From May 17, 2022
To June 03, 2022

Summer Quarter: 1
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Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 23
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 45
As of: 09/26 02:21 PM


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, particularly as expressed in landmark cases of American constitutional law. 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. Throughout the course, students will practice skills that will help them succeed in law school, on the bar examination, and in practice.

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

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  • Fundamentals of U.S. Law
    Fernholz
    Edition: 1st/2022
    Publisher: Aspen/ Wolters Kluwer
    ISBN: 9781543829525
    e-Book Available: Yes
    e-Book procurement note: https://www.aspenpublishing.com/Fernholz-USLaw1
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: $210.00
    Price Source: user provided

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