GOVT 3150 The American Legal System
This course offers a comprehensive introduction to the American legal system, its roots in natural and common law, the purposes/values it serves (e.g., resolution of private grievances; punishment of offenses against the polity and individuals; preservation, development, and limitation of individual and group rights; and facilitation of commerce and private agreements), and the roles of the judiciary, legislature, and private parties. The course is taught using the Socratic method employed at most US law schools and introduces students to fundamental concepts and techniques used by attorneys and courts in analyzing cases, interpreting statutes, and determining disputes. As in law school, students are expected to read assigned materials before each class meeting and to participate actively in class discussions. For additional information, see the Summer Session website.
From 6/20 through 6/22 class will meet from 9:00am to 1:00pm.
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Summer 2023: Off campus
|Section ID:||GOVT 3150 001-LEC|
|Program:||Cornell University Prelaw Program in New York City|
|Class dates:||June 5-28, 2023|
|Final exam/project due:||Wednesday June 28, 9 AM - 12 PM / TBA (see Final exams)|
|Time / room:||M-F 9 AM - 12 PM / TBA|
|Mode of instruction:||In person|
|Instructor:||Alban, M. (mla233)|
Stewart, C. (ces78)
|Notes:||From 6/20 through 6/22 class will meet from 9:00am to 1:00pm.|
|To enroll:||See Cornell University Prelaw Program in New York City for enrollment information.|