LAW 500-03 Introduction to the Law

Introduction to the Law is a one-credit course required in the first year for all entering students, offered prior to the beginning of the first term, and graded on a pass-fall basis. This class introduces students to the study of law. It is designed to give students the knowledge and skills that will enable them to get the most out of their other first-year courses. The goals of the course include introducing students to the purposes and pedagogy of law school, providing techniques and strategies for learning the law, and providing information on background concepts. Students will gain an understanding of the American legal system, explore the function of case law and how it relates to other sources of the law, and learn to actively engage in case analysis. The class is graded pass/fail. (Required course) This course meets four days only and will run Monday, August 15th - Thursday August 18th. The day section will meet 9:00AM - 12:30PM and the evening section will meet 6:00PM - 9:30PM.