Introductory Law (LWGL)

LWGL 0001. Admin Resched Block. (0 Credits)

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><br> In Quantitative Methods, we will consider the legal problems that the pharmaceuticals manufacturer Merck & Company faced as a result of its sales of Vioxx, a prescription pain medicine that allegedly caused heart attacks and strokes. We will look at Merck’s legal problems through a series of analytical frameworks that lawyers, judges, lawmakers, and regulators find useful in evaluating legal problems. Those frameworks are basic supply and demand, cost-benefit analysis, the time value of money and risk assessment, and accounting principles and financial statements. What these frameworks have in common is that they make use of numbers: dollars and cents, as well as percentages, discount rates, and probabilities.

Attribute: JD.

LWGL 0299. United States Law and Legal Institutions. (3 Credits)

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.

Attribute: CORC.

LWGL 0708. House Meeting. (0 Credits)

LWGL 0807. First Yr JD Makeup. (0 Credits)

LWGL 0903. United States Law and Legal Institutions. (3 Credits)

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 include 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.<p> Fall 2019 Class meetings:<br> Aug. 25, 10:00am-4:15pm<br> NO CLASS LABOR DAY 9/1<br> Sept. 8, 10:00am-4:15pm<br> NO CLASS 9/15 (Prof is out of town)<br> Sept. 22, 10:10am-12:40pm <br> Sept. 29, 10:10am-12:40pm <br> Oct. 6, 10:10am-12:40pm <br> NO CLASS Oct. 13 (COLUMBUS DAY WEEKEND) <br> Oct. 20, 10:10am-12:40pm <br> Oct. 27, 10:10am-12:40pm <br> Nov. 3, 10:10am-12:40pm <br> Nov. 10, 10:10am-12:40pm <br> Nov. 17, 10:10am-12:40pm <br> Nov. 24, 10:10am-12:40pm <br> NO CLASS THANKSGIVING WEEKEND <br> TAKE HOME EXAM DEC. 7, 9:00 a.m. through DEC. 8, 11:59 p.m.

Attribute: CORC.