Course Description

LAW 470 - American Law in a Global Context

This course is designed to prepare the foreign lawyer for American legal study.  It is required for any LL.M. student who has not previously earned a law degree in the U.S.  The course provides information on the workings of the U.S. legal system, discusses the common law method, and covers introductory constitutional principles.  Students will learn what to anticipate in the law school classroom, including how to brief a case and otherwise prepare for class.

Students will also receive instruction on library research skills needed in the practice of law.  Emphasis will be placed on appropriate and effective research strategies and evaluation of sources, both print and electronic.

Most of the class sessions are held prior to the start of the fall semester.  Sessions on analytic writing and exam preparation will be held in September.

Course Information:

Faculty Term Course Section Schedule Units Requisite Satisfies SAW
Patrick Goodman 18F 470 LEC 1 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM 2.0 No No
Course limited to LLM students. Enrollment processed through the Graduate Studies Office.
Todd Schneider 18F 470 LEC 3 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM 2.0 No No
Course limited to LLM students. Enrollment processed through the Graduate Studies Office.
Peter Reich 18F 470 LEC 2 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM 2.0 No No
Course limited to LLM students. Enrollment processed through the Graduate Studies Office.

Previous Course Offerings:

Faculty Term Course Section Schedule Units Requisite Satisfies SAW
Patrick Goodman 17F 470 LEC 1 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM 2.0 No No
Course limited to LLM students. Enrollment processed through the Graduate Studies Office.
Eileen Scallen 17F 470 LEC 3 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM 2.0 No No
Course limited to LLM students. Enrollment processed through the Graduate Studies Office.
Peter Reich 17F 470 LEC 2 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM 2.0 No No
Course limited to LLM students. Enrollment processed through the Graduate Studies Office.