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Week One: Law in a Global Context
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Class, Review
Thursday, January 09, 2014
9:00 AM
Symposia & Lectures
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Week One:  Law in a Global Context is a one-week, problem-based course that all first-year students must take at the start of the Spring semester. Through lectures, discussion sessions, and simulation exercises, the course introduces students to a complex problem that involves not only U.S. law, but also international and/or foreign law in a transnational setting so they can begin to understand how legal problems increasingly transcend national boundaries and involve more than one legal system. The Week One problems also introduce students to at least one formal decision-making process in addition to the U.S. court system – e.g., international arbitration and foreign courts – and demonstrate the importance of the careful analysis of statutes, regulations, and international agreements, as distinct from analysis of common law cases. 

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