Introductory Law (LWGL)

LWGL 0105. LEGAL PROCESS AND QUANTITATIVE METHODS FOR LAWYERS. (1 Credit)

<i>Legal Process</i> will teach new law students about cases, statutes, and other sources of law, with emphasis on common law reasoning and how law develops. Students will be introduced to court structures and the litigation process, as well as fundamental concepts of law and legal argument. <i>Legal Writing and Legal Practice</i> will introduce students to certain essential lawyering skills.<p> <i>Quantitative Methods for Lawyers</i> will teach simple concepts and vocabulary, and introduce quantitative reasoning skills that lawyers need. It will consist of six hours of instruction and cover the following topics: <br> 1. Supply and demand, markets and externalities <br> 2. Cost-benefit analysis <br> 3. Probability and causation <br> 4. Expected value and the time value of money<br> 5. Reading financial statements <br> 6. Ethics and the role of the lawyer <br> Each hour of <i>Quantitative Methods</i> will be taught by a different member of the full-time faculty. A unifying problem will tie all the modules together.

Attribute: JD.

LWGL 0299. U.S. LAW & LEGAL INSTITUTIONS. (1 Credit)

This class will introduce students to the basic features of American law that are both distinctive and foundational for non-lawyers engaged in compliance and other forms of legal and quasi-legal work. Topics will including the structure of American legal institutions, common law reasoning and statutory interpretation, judicial review, the administrative state, federalism, as well as a number of aspects of the legal profession.