INTRODUCTION TO AMERICAN LAW
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Credit points: 15
In this subject, students will study distinctive aspects of American Law. In particular, students will be introduced to history and governmental structure; the judicial system; administrative law; civil procedure; criminal procedure; constitutional law; contracts and commercial law; tort law; property law; family law; criminal law; business law; tax lax, and international aspects of U.S. law. This is an important bridge to other subjects in the LLM in GBL program.
SchoolLa Trobe Law School
Subject Co-ordinatorGordon Walker
Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters
|Resource Type||Title||Resource Requirement||Author and Year||Publisher|
|Readings||Introduction to the law and legal system of the United States||Prescribed||Burnham, W.||5TH EDN, WEST, 2001|
Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes
01. Be able to apply the basic principle of US law to fact situation.
- Problem solving activities.
02. Be able to describe the distinctive aspects of American Law and US governmental and legal structure.
03. Distinguish the international aspect of US law.
- Team presentation/scenarios on American Law facilitated by lecturer.
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