|Foundations of United States Law|
The subject will introduce students to the essential elements of a US legal education, in terms of both content and course delivery.
Students will learn about the foundations of US law (such as the history and structure of the US legal system, and the processes of US legal research and analysis) and the key concepts and principles underpinning principal areas of US law (such as US contract law, tort law, criminal law, constitutional law, and property law). The subject will be taught in the same way that law is typically taught in the US: classes will be run seminar-style with a focus on interactive discussion, and students will be expected to have read the assigned reading materials (primarily cases, statutes and journal articles) before class and to be prepared to discuss them, in depth, in class.
|Seminar-style 3-hour blocks per week. There are no separate tutorials.|
Victoria Baumfield and Richard Baumfield
Dispute Resolution: Practice & Procedure
Legal practitioners spend a significant proportion of their professional lives representing clients in dispute resolution processes such as negotiation, mediation and other forms of collaborative practice, as well as in more traditional processes such as arbitration and litigation. Many practitioners also act as third party interveners (such as mediators, case appraisers and arbitrators). This subject is designed to prepare students for those aspects of dispute resolution which have practical application in the day to day practice of the law.
It examines issues ranging from:
Students will be engaged in blended learning through a combination of on line teaching, simulations, and face-to-face seminars.
- advising clients about ADR
- representing them in a range of dispute resolution processes
- strategies for overcoming negotiation impasse,
- drafting terms of settlement
Weeks 2 – 9 Tuesday: 4 - 6pm online
Week 7 Friday & Saturday: 9 – 4pm in class
Bobette Wolski and Libby Taylor