Introduction to American Law

Course Information

Course Number
EL7001
Curriculum Level
Upperclass
Type
Lecture
Additional Attributes
Executive LL.M

Section 001 Information

Instructors

Professor Philip Genty Philip M. Genty Everett B. Birch Innovative Teaching Clinical Professor in Professional Responsibility

Section Description

This course introduces U.S. law and the U.S. legal system to students who have received their previous education and training in another legal system. Through close reading and discussion of judicial opinions, statutes, administrative regulations, scholarly writing and other materials in constitutional law, private law (through property), and civil procedure and process, the course offers a selective field survey of the law school curriculum; special emphasis is placed on canonical cases and core concepts from the foundational first-year of U.S. law study. By the end of the course, students can expect to have become familiar with the key terms, interpretive methods, modes of argument and institutional arrangements that are distinctive to American law and legal culture, and that require particular attention by students trained abroad.

School Year & Semester
Spring 2020
Location
TBA TBA
Schedule
Class meets on
  • Monday
  • Thursday
8:30 - 10:45 am
Points
3
Method of Evaluation
Exam
J.D Writing Credit?
No

Course Limitations

Instructor Pre-requisites
None
Instructor Co-Requisites
None
Recommended Courses
None
Other Limitations
None