Catalogue 2019 - 2020

LMSE 700 Intro to American Law



Course Description

This course is survey of select topics in American law for non-lawyers beginning to earn their degree of Master of Science in Elder Law and Estate Planning. Successful completion is required prior to students registering for LLM classes in elder law and estate planning. While many of the subject areas of law covered in this course are not directly related to elder law and estate planning, some familiarity with these subjects is necessary to enable the student to navigate without being lost at sea. For example, without some understanding of civil procedure, a student might well be confused about just why a case assigned in an LLM course was up on appeal. The text is technical, but nonetheless suited as an introduction to non-lawyers. 2 credits.