395.01 Distinctive Aspects of U.S. Law

This course is intended to provide a broad introduction to key elements of American law. Emphasis will be placed on exploring contemporary constitutional issues and other issues involving fundamental principles of American law. Much of the focus will be on recent, and controversial, Supreme Court cases dealing with property law rights, affirmative action, the death penalty, punitive damages, the commerce clause, federalism, and separation of church and state. Special focus will also be given to developing a working understanding of the American litigation system, including reliance on pre-trial discovery, experts, and the jury system.

Fall 2020

Course NumberCourse CreditsEvaluation MethodInstructorMeeting Day/TimesRoom
Final Exam
Thomas B. Metzloff
10:45 AM-12:00 PM
Sakai site: https://sakai.duke.edu/portal/site/LAW.395.01.F20
Email list: LAW.395.01.F20@sakai.duke.edu
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