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208.9 sec. 001 - Fundamentals of U.S. Law (Fall 2023)

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


MW 11:20 AM - 12:35 PM
Location: Law 100
From August 21, 2023
To November 01, 2023

Tu 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Law 100
On 2023-08-15

WThF 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Law 100
From August 16, 2023
To August 18, 2023

Course Start: August 15, 2023
Course End: November 01, 2023
Class Number: 31581

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 115
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 116
As of: 02/07 02:03 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.

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

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  • Fundamentals of U.S. Law
    William Fernholz, Jodi L. Collova
    Edition: 2022
    Publisher: Aspen
    ISBN: 9781543829525
    e-Book Available: unknown
    Price: $216.00
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