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Fundamentals of U.S. Law introduces the fundamental principles of the American legal system and the common-law method of case analysis. Participants will study the structure of the U.S. court system, the sources of U.S. law, the lawyer's role in the system, and the culture of the law in this country. The course will introduce participants to techniques associated with the common law, particularly the close reading of legal opinions in the context of prior precedent.

Instructor: William Fernholz

Units: 1
Meeting Time: MTuWTh 9:00AM-12:00PM

Course Start: June 19, 2017
Course End: June 22, 2017

Refund Policy

PLE participants may receive a full refund of the registration fee, minus a $100 cancellation fee per course, by submitting a cancellation request by email to the PLE program administrator at lawcourses@berkeley.edu no later than 30 days before the start of the quarter in which the course occurs. Refunds will not be given if cancellation request is received later than 30 days before the quarter begins. See our Policies page for more details.

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GROUP DISCOUNT
Groups of 10 or more qualify for a 10% discount; groups of 15 or more qualify for a 20% discount.

To claim your discount:

  • You email lawcourses@law.berkeley.edu with the subject “Group Discount” and a message including your name, the name of your organization or group, and the names of the people in your group
  • We will email you with instructions on how to enroll your group and get the group discount


THIRD COURSE DISCOUNT
If you register for 3 or more courses this summer, you qualify for a $1000 discount on your third course.*

To claim your discount:

  • You register and pay for your first 2 courses
  • You email lawcourses@berkeley.edu with the subject “Course Discount” and a message including your name, the titles of the courses for which you are already registered, and the title of the 3rd course you wish to add
  • We email you a promo code
  • You enter the promo code when you pay for your 3rd course

*This discount only applies to the 3rd course you enroll in during a single summer, it can be used only for the purchase of the 3rd course, and cannot be applied retroactively.

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