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208.9 sec. 003 - Fundamentals of U.S. Law (Fall 2022)

Instructor: Charles (Chip) Rice  (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only | profile)
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Units: 3
Grading Designation: Graded
Mode of Instruction: In-Person

Meetings:

WF 08:35 AM - 09:50 AM
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From August 22, 2022
To October 28, 2022

Tu 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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On 2022-08-16

WThF 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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From August 17, 2022
To August 19, 2022

Course Start: August 16, 2022
Course End: October 28, 2022
Class Number: 31942

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 52
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 80
As of: 12/05 04:12 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 the 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, August 16th 1PM-4PM
Wednesday, August 17th 9AM-12PM
Thursday, August 18th 9AM-12PM
Friday, August 19th 9AM-12PM
Then Wednesdays and Fridays, August 24th-October 28th 8:35AM-9:50AM

Exam Notes: (TH) Take-home examination
Exam Length: 6 hours
Course Category: General Courses

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Books:
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  • Fundamentals of U.S. Law
    William Fernholz, Jodi L. Collova
    Edition: 2022
    Publisher: Aspen
    ISBN: 9781543829525
    e-Book Available: Yes
    e-Book procurement note: https://www.aspenpublishing.com/Fernholz-USLaw1
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: $216.00
    Price Source: user provided

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