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208.9 sec. 003 - Fundamentals of U.S. Law (Fall 2023)

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


Tu 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Law 132
On 2023-08-15

WThF 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Law 132
From August 16, 2023
To August 18, 2023

TuTh 08:35 AM - 09:50 AM
Location: Law 132
From August 22, 2023
To October 26, 2023

Course Start: August 15, 2023
Course End: October 26, 2023
Class Number: 32021

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 68
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 80
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.

This course will meet as follows:
Tuesday, August 16th 2PM-5PM
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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  • Fundamentals of U.S. Law
    William Fernholz, Jodi L. Collova
    Edition: 2022
    Publisher: Aspen
    ISBN: 9781543829525
    e-Book Available: unknown
    Price: $216.00
    Note: prices are sampled from internet bookstores. Law-school Bookstore prices are unavailable at this time.

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