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LAW 5977: Introduction to American Law - 2221

Introduction to American Law
Class Term:
Fall Term 2021-2022
Catalog Number:


3 (3 Contact, 0 Field)
General Enrollment Course
Full Year Course:
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%.


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