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LAW 5977: Introduction to American Law - 2201

Introduction to American Law
Class Term:
Fall Term 2019-2020
Catalog Number:
5977
Class Number:
13530
Class Schedule:
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
9:00 am
9:50 am
Room:
LAW G20
Professor(s):

Professor

Type:
Lecture
Credits:
3 (3 Contact, 0 Field)
Priority:
General Enrollment Course
Full Year Course:
No
Category:
LLM Courses - Enrollment is limited to LLM students

Grading Details

Grades for the course will be based on the following allocation: first paper and presentation: 10%; second paper and presentation: 25%; in class final exam: 50%; class participation (including discussion of your colleagues’ presentations in class): 15%.

Description

This is a required course for all students in the LL.M. program for foreign law graduates. It provides a basic overview of the U.S. legal system. An effort is made to provide both broad coverage of important areas of American law as well as a detailed look at specific issues. Students will be introduced to some of the most important cases in U.S. legal history.

Introduction to American Law