Fundamentals of American Law

Course Information

Registration Information

Meeting Times

Day Time Location
FRI 10:30 am - 12:20 pm TNH 3.125

Evaluation Method

Type Date Time Location
Take-home December 15, 2008


ENROLLMENT IS LIMITED TO STUDENTS IN THE LL.M. PROGRAM. This course introduces international graduate students to basic concepts in American law and provides an overview of U.S. legal process and institutions. Topcs include: an overview of government structure, including the structure and function of the judicial system; sources of legal authority and common law reasoning; an overview of the U.S. Constitution; statutes and statutory interpretation; selected topics in public and private law; and the role of the lawyer in the American legal system. Students will also learn the basics of legal research, including both print and electronic sources, and use of the law library. This course is required of LL.M. students who do not have a U.S. law degree.


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