An Introduction to American Law
date_range Débute le 31 décembre 2018
event_note Se termine le 25 février 2019
list 7 séquences
assignment Niveau : Introductif
chat_bubble_outline Langue : Anglais
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En résumé

This course will give you a glimpse into six different areas of American law: Tort Law, Contract Law, Property, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, and Civil Procedure. You will gain insight into the complexities and dilemmas that arise from the application of law in different settings, and what is distinctive about American approaches.

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Le programme

  • Week 1 - Welcome
     
  • Week 1 - Tort Law
    Tort law governs how people may sue each other civilly (as opposed to criminally) in order to receive compensation for harms or injuries other people caused them. In this module, Professor Allen will explore the goals of tort law through a historic case. She w...
  • Week 2 - Contract Law
    Contract law governs how promises between two individuals are enforced. Few areas of law impact our daily lives as much as contract law, and in this module you will gain a deeper understanding of what a contract is and what makes it enforceable. Professor Wilk...
  • Week 3 - Property Law
    Property law governs the relationship between individuals and things, known as property. In this module, Professor Balganesh will explore the differences between property and tort and contract law and about several specific examples of property law in action: ...
  • Week 4 - Constitutional Law
    The study of constitutional law is among the most exciting parts of the law because it provides for the structure and functioning of the U.S. government. In this module, Dean Ruger will address the document itself, how it has been applied over time, the histor...
  • Week 5 - Criminal Law
    In this module, Professor Morse will focus on the basics of criminal law, an area of law so exciting that countless TV shows and movies have been based on it. The major aspects of criminal law will be discussed - why we impose punishment, when we impose the mo...
  • Week 6 - Civil Procedure
    In this module, Professor Wolff will introduce us to some of the major issues in civil procedure law. Civil procedure is the study of the rules of court that must be followed by the judge and parties in civil cases (as opposed to criminal cases – criminal proc...
  • Week 7 - Final Exam
     
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Les intervenants

Tess Wilkinson-Ryan
Assistant Professor of Law and Psychology
Penn Law

Stephen Morse
Ferdinand Wakeman Hubbell Professor of Law; Professor of Psychology and Law in Psychiatry; Associate Director, Center for Neuroscience & Society
Penn Law

Shyam Balganesh
Professor of Law
Penn Law

Tobias Barrington Wolff
Professor of Law
Penn Law

Theodore Ruger
Dean and Bernard G. Segal Professor of Law
Penn Law

Anita Allen
Henry R. Silverman Professor of Law and Professor of Philosophy
Penn Law

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Le concepteur

The University of Pennsylvania (commonly referred to as Penn) is a private university, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. A member of the Ivy League, Penn is the fourth-oldest institution of higher education in the United States, and considers itself to be the first university in the United States with both undergraduate and graduate studies.
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