Marilyn E Walsh
Philosophical and structural bases of the American court system; roles of attorneys, judges and the public in that system. Some focus also on current challenges to the courts posed by court congestion and alternative dispute resolution, and on future prospects for the courts.
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Student learning goals
General method of instruction
Lecture discussion format.
Class attendance and assigned course readings and assigned paper project.
Class assignments and grading
Weekly reading assignments; some in-class exercises to solidify readings.
Two in-class exams, one on each half of the course. One paper based upon observations in the courts.