Law, Lawyers and the System

Course Type: 
PLS
Code: 
4150
Level: 
Undergraduate
Credit Hours: 
3
Schedule Type: 
Lecture
Description: 

Introduces the American legal system at the level of trial courts, the participants and common legal transactions. Examines how cases are processed, what lawyers can sue for, and how trials are "judged." Particular emphasis upon incentives that rules create for behavior, and whether the system lives up to common expectations.