The course will consist of a series of introductory lectures by various University of Alabama Law School staff members on various aspects of American Law, supplemented by field trips to, eg, the Civil Rights Museum in Birmingham, the Alabama Supreme Court in Montgomery, (forming an integral part of the course's class work and included in the contact hours). It will concentrate on non-common law subjects (eg, Constitutional Law, Administrative Law, Labor Law, Limited Liability Corporations, Bankruptcy, Consumer Protection, Environmental Law, Federalism, etc.).
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:On the successful completion of this course students should be able to:
1. Identify, define and explain key features of the US legal system
2. Explain, analyse and critically evaluate selected topics of US law
3. Discuss and critically debate knowledge and ideas with peers and lecturers in a cross cultural context.
Indicative AssessmentAn examination at the end of the course and a short research essay. [Learning Outcomes 1, 2 and 3]
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WorkloadClasses will be held over a five-week intensive period at the University of Alabama
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