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Fall 2022 Course

An Introduction to American Law

Prerequisite: None

Exam: One-Day Take-Home

Designed primarily for LL.M. students trained as lawyers outside of the United States, An Introduction to American Law provides a foundational understanding of the concepts, terminology, doctrines, and systems that are fundamental to an American legal education. Condensing and explaining portions of the first-year curriculum – including civil procedure, contracts, torts, property, and criminal law – this course also addresses key concepts in American federalism, constitutional law, criminal procedure, and the use of juries in the American adversary system. Throughout the course, 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.