The course introduces students in the international LL.M and M.S. in Legal Studies programs to the basics of the U.S. Legal System, including the structure of the federal courts, use of precedent, and methods of reading, analyzing and synthesizing case law. Basic terminology and principles of common law subjects—including torts, contracts and property—are introduced and explored through readings. In addition, Introduction to U.S. Law will provide experience in the writing skills necessary for effective legal analysis and clear oral and written communication.
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