Introduction to American Law

Current Offerings

Introduction to American Law (8021): This course is designed to introduce international students in the Exchange and Advanced Degree Programs (LL.M. and SPILS) to the key principles of American law. The course provides an overview of distinctive features of the U.S. legal system, including its history and institutions. Topics include the role of precedent in the common law, distinctive elements of civil procedure and legal actions, the branches of the U.S. government and the separation of powers, federalism, due process, and equal protection. The course is offered before the start of the regular Law School quarter. Special Instructions: Required for LL.M. and SPILS but optional for Exchange Program students. Open to LL.M., SPILS and SLS Exchange Program students only. This course is taught on an accelerated basis over the course of three weeks between orientation and the beginning of the Fall Quarter classes. Precise meeting dates TBA by instructor. Final exam will be scheduled on (TBA by instructor). Elements used in grading: class attendance, participation, short written assignment, and final exam.

Sections

Introduction to American Law | LAW 8021 Section 01 Class #1136

  • 3 Units
  • Grading: Law Mandatory P/R/F
  • Enrollment Limitations: Consent
  • Exam:
    • In-class Final
  • Learning Outcomes Addressed:
    • LO1 - Substantive and Procedural Law
    • LO2 - Legal Analysis and Reasoning

Notes: Meeting dates and time TBA by instructor. Limited to advanced degree students. Limited to advanced degree students.

  • 2022-2023 Autumn ( )

Past Offerings

Introduction to American Law (8021): This course is designed to introduce international students in the Exchange and Advanced Degree Programs (LL.M. and SPILS) to the key principles of American law. The course provides an overview of distinctive features of the U.S. legal system, including its history and institutions. Topics include the role of precedent in the common law, distinctive elements of civil procedure and legal actions, the branches of the U.S. government and the separation of powers, federalism, due process, and equal protection. The course is offered before the start of the regular Law School quarter. Special Instructions: Required for LL.M. but optional for SPILS and Exchange Program students. Open to LL.M., SPILS and SLS Exchange Program students only. This course is taught on an accelerated basis over the course of three weeks between orientation and the beginning of the Fall Quarter classes. Precise meeting dates TBA by instructor. Final exam will be scheduled on (TBA by instructor). Elements used in grading: class attendance, participation, short written assignment, and final exam.

Sections

Introduction to American Law | LAW 8021 Section 01 Class #1087

  • 3 Units
  • Grading: Law Mandatory P/R/F
  • 2021-2022 Autumn
    Schedule No Longer Available
  • Enrollment Limitations: Consent
  • Exam:
    • In-class Final
  • Exam:
      • Remote: Details to come
  • Learning Outcomes Addressed:
    • LO1 - Substantive and Procedural Law
    • LO2 - Legal Analysis and Reasoning

Notes: Meeting dates and time TBA by instructor. Limited to advanced degree students.

  • 2021-2022 Autumn
    Schedule No Longer Available

Introduction to American Law (8021): This course is designed to introduce international students in the Exchange and Advanced Degree Programs (LL.M. and SPILS) to the key principles of American law. The course provides an overview of distinctive features of the U.S. legal system, including its history and institutions. Topics include the role of precedent in the common law, distinctive elements of civil procedure and legal actions, the branches of the U.S. government and the separation of powers, federalism, due process, and equal protection. The course is offered before the start of the regular Law School quarter. Special Instructions: Required for LL.M. but optional for the SPILS and Exchange Program students. Open to LL.M., SPILS and SLS Exchange Program students only. This course is taught on an accelerated basis over the course of three weeks between orientation and the beginning of the Fall Quarter classes. Precise meeting dates TBA. Final exam will be scheduled on September 11, 2020. Elements used in grading: class attendance, participation, short written assignment, and final exam.

Sections

Introduction to American Law | LAW 8021 Section 01 Class #1072

  • 3 Units
  • Grading: Law Mandatory P/R/F
  • 2020-2021 Autumn
    Schedule No Longer Available
  • Enrollment Limitations: Consent
  • Exam:
    • In-class Final
  • Exam:
      • Details to come
  • Learning Outcomes Addressed:
    • LO1 - Substantive and Procedural Law
    • LO2 - Legal Analysis and Reasoning

Notes: Limited to advanced degree students.

  • 2020-2021 Autumn
    Schedule No Longer Available
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