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Marilyn E Walsh
LSJ 355
Seattle Campus

Introduction to the American Court System

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.

Class description

More information on this class may be found at the website noted below.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Lecture discussion format.

Recommended preparation

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.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Additional Information
Last Update by Marilyn E Walsh
Date: 12/08/2005