Course Description
PAL111 Survey of American Law (3-0-3)

This course is an introduction to the law and legal system of the United States and the individual states. It first examines the roles of the participants from lawmakers and judges to attorneys, legal assistants and litigants. Ethical considerations for these parties are also discussed. Sources of law and the part played by each branch of government in producing law is analyzed. Broad areas of substantive law relating to contracts, torts, crimes, property and personal rights are examined, with the focus on constitutional, statutory and common law developments in these areas. F,S

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