This Course is intended to provide the student from a non-common law background with an introduction to the basic concepts, structures and institutions of the American Legal System. Topics to be covered include: historical origins of the common law system; common law method; the structure of the United States government, Federal and State; the Constitution; judicial review, structure, organization and operations of courts in the United States, civil litigation, case analysis and precedent: the legislative branch: statutes and legislative history; the executive branch: administrative law; an introduction to basic contract law principles and an introduction to basic principles of tort law.
|M/W 3:45-5:00 PM||Klein 8A|
Open to International LLM students only. Shown here for informational purposes.