Intro to US Law and Legal Methods

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LAW 511 301
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Special session: 06/08/2017 to 07/27/2017
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Now more than ever a basic understanding of U.S. law and legal principals is indispensable across a wide array professional and academic landscapes. This graduate level course introduces non-law students to all aspects of U.S. law through a combination of case law and the Socratic method, both techniques unique to legal education. This methodology stimulates critical thinking and can be valuable whether you decide to enter law school or not. The course explores the structure of government and the constitutional foundations of the U.S. legal system and covers a wide range of topics in the areas of civil, criminal, and administrative law. The course will incorporate recent cases of note into the curriculum and provide an overview of legal issues which impact professionals in a variety of fields, including but not limited to law.Credits: 1 CURequired Textbooks: "Law 101: Everything You Need about American Law" by Jay M. Feinman Edition: 4th 2014 Publisher: Oxford ISBN: 979780199341   "Overview of U.S. Law" by Ellen S. Podgor and John F. Cooper Edition: 2009 Publisher: LexisNexis ISBN: 9781422421444

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