Introduction to American Law
This course is designed to introduce international students in the Exchange and Advanced Degree Programs (LL.M. and SPILS) to the key principles of American law. The course provides an overview of distinctive features of the U.S. legal system, including its history, procedures and institutions. Topics include the role of precedent in the common law, due process, trial by jury, equal protection, and federalism. The course is offered in September, before the start of the regular law school quarter. Special Instructions: Required for LL.M. but optional for the SPILS and Exchange Program students. Open to LL.M., SPILS and SLS Exchange Program students only. The class starts on September 2 and runs through September 19. Final exam will be scheduled on Friday, September 20. Elements used in grading: Class attendance, participation, short written assignment and final exam. LLM/SPILS students only.
Instructors for this courseBinyamin Blum