This course will overview basic concepts of law and legal process in the United States and other legal systems, and introduce the distinctive features of the American legal system and the basic principles of American substantive and procedural law. The first part of the course will survey the nature of law, the structure of the legal system, criminal law and procedure, torts, and constitutional law. The second part of the course will be devoted to class discussions on the law of contracts. The third part of this course will cover the basic law of business organization including agency, partnerships, and corporations, with an emphasis on the governance of publicly held corporations.
Pre-requisite: Senior Standing