Introduction to the American Legal System | L4064

This course is designed for international LLM students who have not previously had exposure to either the U.S. legal system or other common law systems. The course provides an overview of American constitutional and procedural law, with an introduction to the U.S. judicial system, legal methodology, and government structure. Students will also be introduced to legal research and writing. Students will get a rigorous writing experience, drafting at least one legal paper or document. In so doing, students will learn about legal research, analysis, and writing. Students may also be asked to deliver an oral argument or presentation.

Prerequisites: None
Credit Hours: 3
ULW: This course does not satisfy the Upper Level Writing requirement (ULW)

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