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LAW G422: Introduction to the American Legal System (International LLM)
Fall 2021 • Section 21

Course Description

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.


Day/Time Location Note
M/W 4:00-5:15 PM Klein 7A Asynchronously Online

Course Details

  • Rafael Porrata-Doria
Credit Hours

3 Credits


No Limit

Course Type
  • Exam
Course Modality


Fulfills J.D. Requirement




Registration Info

Registration Notes

Open to International LLM students only. Shown here for informational purposes.

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