Course Details

Common Law Reasoning

This course is required for all LLM students. The goal of this course is to teach international attorneys how to function within the American legal discourse community. The course covers the structure and functions of the United States legal system and legal reasoning in the common law system, with emphasis on the important role of case precedent. Instruction is in legal problem solving, statutory and case analysis, expository writing, and legal research. Students write objective legal memoranda and perform U.S. legal research in books and electronic sources. Each student's written work is individually edited and evaluated. Class work on oral communication skills is augmented at the student's option by further work with the law school's English as a Second Language program. The course structure includes small section meetings and in individual conferences. PRE-REQUISITES/RESTRICTIONS: LLM students only

Catalog Number: LAWSTUDY 910
Practice Areas: Required for LLM candidates
Additional Course Information: LLM Candidates only


Course History

Fall 2018
Title: Common Law Reasoning
Faculty: Thornton, John (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 30     Actual: 29

Fall 2018
Title: Common Law Reasoning
Faculty: Martin, Christopher M. (courses | profile)
Section: 2     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 30     Actual: 29

Fall 2018
Title: Common Law Reasoning
Faculty: Hill, Dana (courses | profile)
Section: 3     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 30     Actual: 29

Fall 2018
Title: Common Law Reasoning
Faculty: Berens, Maurine J. (courses | profile)
Section: 4     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 30     Actual: 29

Fall 2018
Title: Common Law Reasoning
Faculty: Falkoff, Michelle S. (courses | profile)
Section: 5     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 30     Actual: 16

Fall 2017
Title: Common Law Reasoning
Faculty: Thornton, John (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 30     Actual: 29

Fall 2017
Title: Common Law Reasoning
Faculty: Martin, Christopher M. (courses | profile)
Section: 2     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 30     Actual: 29

Fall 2017
Title: Common Law Reasoning
Faculty: Silbernagel, Brian (courses | profile)
Section: 3     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 30     Actual: 29

Fall 2017
Title: Common Law Reasoning
Faculty: Rosenbaum, Judith A. (courses | profile)
Section: 4     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 30     Actual: 29

Fall 2017
Title: Common Law Reasoning
Faculty: Falkoff, Michelle S. (courses | profile)
Section: 5     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 15     Actual: 16

Fall 2016
Title: Common Law Reasoning
Faculty: Thornton, John (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 30     Actual: 24

Fall 2016
Title: Common Law Reasoning
Faculty: Martin, Christopher M. (courses | profile)
Section: 2     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 31     Actual: 26

Fall 2016
Title: Common Law Reasoning
Faculty: Silbernagel, Brian (courses | profile)
Section: 3     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 31     Actual: 26

Fall 2016
Title: Common Law Reasoning
Faculty: Rosenbaum, Judith A. (courses | profile)
Section: 4     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 31     Actual: 25

Summer 2016
Title: Common Law Reasoning
Faculty: Thornton, John (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 27     Actual: 22

Fall 2015
Title: Common Law Reasoning
Faculty: Thornton, John (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 31     Actual: 30

Fall 2015
Title: Common Law Reasoning
Faculty: Narko, Kathleen Dillon (courses | profile)
Section: 2     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 31     Actual: 31

Fall 2015
Title: Common Law Reasoning
Faculty: Rosenbaum, Judith A. (courses | profile)
Section: 3     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 31     Actual: 29

Fall 2015
Title: Common Law Reasoning
Faculty: Shapo, Helene S. (courses | profile)
Section: 4     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 31     Actual: 31