L6113 Legal Methods

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Course Limitations

Instructor Pre-requisites

Instructor Co-requisites

Recommended Courses

Other Limitations
Course is limited to Columbia Law School 1L students

Learning Outcome Goals

Primary Goals

  • Acquiring an understanding of and/or facility in doctrinal analysis, including close reading of cases and precedents, and application of existing caselaw to new facts; and
  • Obtaining an initial historical overview of the development of American law, legal institutions, and legal techniques, and the controversies concerning them; and
  • Learning essential law student techniques, such as case briefing and synthesis.

Secondary Goals

  • Comfort in contributing to oral classroom discussion
  • appreciation for the benefits of collaborative work in learning law
  • acquiring habits of self-reflection about the impact of legal education on oneself

General Information

Type: Lecture
Level: Foundation

Other Sections

Section 001, Fall 2019
MTWRF 11:00 am-12:50 pm
MTWRF 3:10 pm-4:10 pm
Jane C. Ginsburg

Section 003, Fall 2019
MTWRF 9:00 am-10:50 am
MTWRF 2:00 pm-3:00 pm
Philip C. Bobbitt

Section 004, Fall 2019
MTWRF 9:00 am-10:50 am
MTWRF 2:00 pm-3:00 pm
Richard Briffault