Legal & Regulatory Process
This course provides a comprehensive, general overview of the key elements of the U.S. system and, as well, exposure to the dimensions of legal reasoning which undergird the practice of law in our contemporary world. We will look at the structure of the judicial and lawmaking system, the regulatory design and implementation process, and, to some degree, mechanisms of alternative dispute resolution. Given the unique focus of our MSL program, we will pay special attention to how the American legal system considers, evaluates, and negotiates matters involving science and technology. We will explore these issues through case studies and matters of live controversy in the state and federal system. Lastly, we will discuss some of the key elements of legal reasoning and analysis, aspiring to get some good perspective on the large question of how lawyers "think." This part of the course will help support additional student study throughout the program on specific subjects in which legal reasoning and analysis is critical to understanding and performance in a world in which law, business, and technology are integrally related.
Catalog Number: REGLAW 901-0