U.S. Law, an Introduction

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Day Time Location
THU, FRI 9:10 - 10:00 am TNH 2.123

Evaluation Method

Type Date Time Location
Floating take-home exam


This course introduces international LL.M. students to the concepts of law fundamental to, and the legal institutions operating within, the United States legal system. The course will include an overview of the U.S. Constitution and of the functions and procedures of civil and criminal courts. This fall course is required for LL.M. students with a foreign law degree, although those with a law degree from a common law country may request a waiver. Exchange students may petition to enroll in the class on a space available basis.

Textbooks ( * denotes required )

Introduction to the Law and Legal System of the United States *
West , edition: 6th
ISBN: 9781634602075


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