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