Introduction to American Law

Details

Course Code:
LAW 8021
Units:
3
Grading:
Law Mandatory P/R/F

Description

(Formerly Law 709) 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; the Branches of the U.S. Government and the Separation of Powers; Federalism; Due Process; 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. The class starts on September 6 and runs through September 22. Final exam will be scheduled on Friday, September 23. Elements used in grading: Class attendance, participation, short written assignment and final exam. LLM/SPILS students only.

Current Offerings

2016-2017 Autumn

Introduction to American Law LAW 8021 Section 01 Class #29146

  • 3 Units
  • Enrollment Limitations: Consent

Notes: In-class Final. Limited to advanced degree students.

Past Offerings

2015-2016 Autumn

Introduction to American Law LAW 709 Section 01 Class #17298

  • 3 Units
  • Enrollment Limitations: Consent

Notes: In-class Final. Limited to advanced degree students.

2014-2015 Autumn

Introduction to American Law LAW 709 Section 01 Class #29275

  • 3 Units
  • Enrollment Limitations: Consent

Notes: In-class Final.

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