Exam: In Class
This course introduces the basic concepts, terminology, doctrines, and systems that form the foundation of American legal education. Condensing and explaining portions of the first-year curriculum – including civil procedure, contracts, torts, property, and criminal law – An Introduction to American Law also addresses key concepts in constitutional law, criminal procedure, corporations, and the legal profession. Designed for LL.M. students trained as lawyers outside of the United States, this course will help contextualize other courses at HLS, and students will be invited to share their experiences and compare the U.S. legal system with their home legal systems.
Note: Enrollment is limited to foreign-educated LL.M. students.