Introduction to American Law

2 ECTs / 10h / English

This course aims at providing a general introduction to the American legal system, and therefore is directed to lawyers who are not trained in this legal tradition. It includes a description of the American society and government, as well as the American political culture and identity. This general overview is quintessential for students to understand how law in general is conceived of in the American tradition. Afterwards, in this seminar students are exposed to specific knowledge on constitutional law, administrative law, civil procedure, legislation and statutory interpretation, and torts (private law).


Invited Professor
Peter H. Schuck is the Simeon E. Baldwin Professor of Law Emeritus at Yale University, where he served briefly as Deputy Dean. Before joining the Yale faculty…