Law (LAW) (LAW)

LAW #9VS - Visiting Scholars

Credits: 0

Visiting Scholars.

Grade Mode: Not graded

LAW 405 - The American Legal System

Credits: 4

This course examines the core sources of law in the United States and how the U.S. judicial system is organized. Students will learn how the U.S. Constitution interacts with law and the judicial systems. Students will also be taught overviews of core foundations of law, such as contracts law, torts, property, privacy, defamation, and race and the law. Students will also learn key skills and engage in case analysis, legal reasoning and writing.

Grade Mode: Letter Grading

LAW #444 - Asking for It: The History and Law of Sexual Violence in the United States

Credits: 4

Sexual violence has been perpetrated since ancient times. The #MeToo movement is just one example of the multi-layered and complex prevalence of sexual assault in today’s culture. This course addresses sexual assault, its history, and the laws that criminalize it. Through readings, small group discussion, practical applications including a mock trial, and speakers, students will gain insight into how the law shapes rape culture and how, in turn, rape culture affects law.

Attributes: Social Science (Discovery); Inquiry (Discovery)

Equivalent(s): LAW 440A, LAW 444H

Grade Mode: Letter Grading

LAW #460 - Sports Law & Current Controversies

Credits: 4

This is a survey course that explores the legal, regulatory and journalistic systems governing sports. Students learn about the crucial areas of law that relate to sports and the methodologies used to practice in relevant fields. Students also gain valuable instructions on core journalism methods and their application to a sports story attracting national headlines,. The course concludes with an application of methodologies in the law and journalism to specific current sports controversies.

Attributes: Social Science (Discovery)

Equivalent(s): INCO 460

Grade Mode: Letter Grading

LAW 475 - Getting Ready to Succeed in Law School

Credits: 2

Getting Ready to Succeed in Law School will teach students how to prepare for a legal education. The course will instruct students on the LSAT exam and offer valuable strategies on how to improve LSAT scores. Such instruction will include administration of practice test questions as well as explanations for answers. This two-credit course will also explain the necessary study skills to excel in law school. Those skills include how to effectively brief a case, develop a course outline, organize an exam answer and identify and explore legal arguments from multiple—and often competing—perspectives. In addition, students will be taught IRAC (Issue, Rule, Analysis and Conclusion), the foundation of legal analysis and writing. Further, students will be exposed to core foundations of law through guest speakers including LAW faculty.

Grade Mode: Credit/Fail Grading