INTRODUCTION TO AMERICAN LAW

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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

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

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorGordon Walker

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

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PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

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Equivalent subjectsN/A

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Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsIntroduction to the law and legal system of the United StatesPrescribedBurnham, W.5TH EDN, WEST, 2001

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Be able to apply the basic principle of US law to fact situation.

Activities:
Problem solving activities.

02. Be able to describe the distinctive aspects of American Law and US governmental and legal structure.

Activities:
Lectures.

03. Distinguish the international aspect of US law.

Activities:
Team presentation/scenarios on American Law facilitated by lecturer.

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