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ML: US Law and Legal Methods (Grogan)

Summer 2024   LAW 511-301  

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Faculty
John Grogan

Lecturer in Law

jgrogan@langergrogan.com
Additional Information
Satisfies Senior Writing Requirement

No

Location

Class meets in person.

Meeting Times/Location
TR 5:30PM - 8:00PM
Gittis Hall 213

Category
Masters in Law

Credits
1.0

Now more than ever a basic understanding of U.S. legal principals is indispensable across a wide array professional and academic landscapes. This survey course introduces non-law students to all aspects of U.S. law through a combination of case law and the Socratic method, both techniques unique to legal education. This methodology stimulates critical thinking and can be valuable whether you decide to enter law school or not. The course explores the structure of government and the constitutional foundations of the U.S. legal system and covers a wide range of topics in the areas of civil, criminal, and administrative law. The course will incorporate recent cases of note into the curriculum and provide an overview of legal issues which impact professionals in a variety of fields, including but not limited to law. JD, LLM, and LLCM students are not permitted to take this class.


Textbooks

"Law 101: Everything You Need about American Law" by Jay M. Feinman
Edition: 6th edition
Publisher: Oxford
ISBN: 9780197662571
Required

"Overview of U.S. Law " by JR Swanegan, Ellen S. Podgor
Edition: Second Edition 2019
Publisher: Carolina Academic Press
ISBN: 9781531002398
Required

"Unfair: the New Science of Injustice" by Adam Benfortado
Edition: Jun 14, 2016
Publisher: Penguin Books
ISBN: 9780770437787
Required