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    Aug 11, 2022  
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog
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LAW 503 - Structure and Operation of the American Legal System

2-3 Credit Hours
Introduces non-JD students 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) an introduction to the United States court structure; (4) a summary of first-year and required JD classes.
Grading Restriction: A-F (letter grade) only.
Repeatability: Not repeatable. May be taken once for 2 or 3 hours.
Registration Restriction(s): Limited to students enrolled in master’s level programs offered by or in conjunction with the College of Law. Not available to JD students.



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