LAWU 3000 Intro to Law & Legal Process (3 Credit Hours)
During this course taught by a professor who is on the faculty at Tulane Law School, students will learn about law school, about the practice of law generally, and about the process of a lawsuit and how a court’s decision becomes the common law in the United States. The course will also focus on various legal topics that are at the heart of any first-year law school curriculum. By the end of the term, engaged students will understand the basics of procedure in U.S. courts and will also understand some of the basics of certain substantive law, including aspects of torts, constitutional law, criminal law, property law, and contracts. Students will also participate in active learning throughout the term, including a team negotiation exercise and a team oral argument. Grades will be based on a midterm exam, a final exam, and participation including attendance.