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LAW 8021: Introduction to American Law

(Formerly Law 709) This course is designed to introduce international students in the Exchange and Advanced Degree Programs (LL.M. and SPILS) to the key principles of American law. The course provides an overview of distinctive features of the U.S. legal system, including its history and institutions. Topics include the role of precedent in the common law, distinctive elements of civil procedure and legal actions, the branches of the U.S. government and the separation of powers, federalism, due process, and equal protection. The course is offered before the start of the regular Law School quarter. Special Instructions: Required for LL.M. but optional for the SPILS and Exchange Program students. Open to LL.M., SPILS and SLS Exchange Program students only. The class starts on August 28 and runs through September 19. Final exam will be scheduled on Friday, September 21. Elements used in grading: class attendance, participation, short written assignment, and final exam.
Terms: Aut | Units: 3
Instructors: Greely, H. (PI)
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