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.
Graduate Law Courses
This course explores selected topics in health law and environmental law, and this course provides an opportunity to develop critical thinking, analytical, and communication skills. Each week during the course, there will generally be readings, videos, and individual or group writing assignments, as well as a final research paper at the end of the semester. This course is only offered to LL.M. and Masters students.
This course is designed exclusively for students who are enrolled in the Loyola LL.M. degree program in United States Law and who have already been awarded a first degree in law from a law school outside of the United States or Canada. The course will introduce students to U.S. legal history and sources of law, legal education and the legal profession, the judicial system, and selected areas of substantive law. Throughout the course students will engage in the art of case analysis and statutory construction.