GOVT 3150

GOVT 3150

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2018-2019.

This course offers a comprehensive introduction to the American legal system, its roots in natural and common law, the purposes/values it serves (e.g., resolution of private grievances; punishment of offenses against the polity and individuals; preservation, development, and limitation of individual and group rights; and facilitation of commerce and private agreements), and the roles of the judiciary, legislature, and private parties. The course is taught using the Socratic method employed at most US law schools and introduces students to fundamental concepts and techniques used by attorneys and courts in analyzing cases, interpreting statutes, and determining disputes. As in law school, students are expected to read assigned materials before each class meeting and to participate actively in class discussions. For additional information, see the Summer Session website.  

When Offered Summer.

Distribution Category (CA-AS)

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Summer Special Session 2. 

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  1157GOVT 3150  LEC 001

  • Taught in NYC. This Summer Session class is offered by the School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions. For details visit http://www.sce.cornell.edu/ss/courses/courses.php?v=1747