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    Jan 27, 2023  
2016-2017 Graduate Catalog 
    
2016-2017 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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LAW 988 - The Structure and Operation of the American Legal System

2 Credit Hours
Introduces foreign-educated lawyers to the structure of the American legal system and basics of U.S. law.  Topics include (1) an introduction and comparison of both common and civil law legal systems; (2) an overview of basic United States constitutional structure on both the federal and state level, including instruction on the role of administrative agencies and rules and regulations as well as statutes and case law; (3) legal research and writing; (4) exercises in case analysis and briefing; (5) drafting of briefs, legal opinions, contracts, and statutes; and (6) a summary of first-year J.D. classes, such as torts, contracts, civil procedure, and criminal law.
Registration Restriction(s): limited to students enrolled in the LL.M. degree program.



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