United States Law and Legal Analysis

1.00 crs.

This entry level one-credit course is designed to orient students to the basics of United States law as might be covered in the first year of a traditional law school curriculum, and to provide skills for reading and analyzing legal issues. Students will become familiar with types of law in the U.S. legal system, means to locate legal sources, legal systems structure, and the mechanisms for administration and dispute resolution. Students will learn to read and analyze legal cases, perform basic legal research, and write a legal memorandum. This course is required for those students entering the Master of Health Law and Administration and the Master of Environmental Law programs.