Law and Society (L61 1261)
This course considers the basic aspects of the American legal system: its foundations, processes, institutions and rights. We will also study some specific substantive areas of the law. The course consists of two 1-1/2 hour Socratic lectures per week. Upon completion of this course, you should have a basic knowledge of the American legal system, an important part of a general education. My hope is that such knowledge will enable you to better understand and assess current legal events. I also hope that you, if you have not already done so, develop an interest in those events. Further, this course should enable you to consider law as a future area of study and career. Interested students may continue their study in the spring semester with an optional one-credit seminar focusing on contemporary Supreme Court cases.
First-Year Law and Society (L61 1262)
This three-credit course will be a continuation of the Freshman Seminar Law and Society. The course will apply knowledge learned in the first semester to analyze current and recent Supreme Course cases.