Introduction to Law

This course is designed to introduce you to the American legal system and to the types of legal reasoning used by lawyers and judges. You will be provided with the necessary skills to use legal resources and legal reasoning in your academic work, including reading and understanding cases and statutes, doing legal research and writing legal memoranda, and applying existing law to the issue at hand. Finally, the course will provide an overview of a handful of key areas of law that are particularly important for policy students.