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Introduction to US Law and Methodologies

Acquire an intensive introduction to US law, legal systems, and methodologies as well as the nature of legal education, sources of law, and legal writing. Topics include American Federalism; separation of powers and judicial structure; the US mixed system of statutes, regulations, common law, and constitutional law; the hierarchy of sources of law; the synthesis of law sources; legal research; the judicial process and the doctrine of stare decisis; overruling precedent, holding, rationale, and dictum; proper ways of writing a legal memorandum, memo, and client letter; the legislative process; and issues of statutory interpretation.

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You'll Walk Away with

  • An intensive introduction to US law, legal systems, and methodologies
  • Knowledge of the nature of legal education, sources of law, and legal writing in the United States

Ideal for

  • Students with little to no knowledge of US law
  • Professionals interested in gaining more knowledge of US law

1 section

  • Fall 2021

    • Section

      001
    • Semester

      Fall 2021
    • Date

      Oct 26 - Dec 14
    • Day

      Tuesday
    • Time

      6:15PM-9:00PM
      • Online
    • Format

      Online
      • Online
    • Sessions

      8
    • Faculty

      Sciacca, Thomas
    • Location

      Instructor Led