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LEGAL STUDIES LEARNING OUTCOMES

Students who have completed the requirements will:

  • Discuss the development and structures of American law, include the role of each branch of government in shaping the law
  • Identify and intelligently discuss basic legal and policy concepts concerning the United States Constitution
  • Analyze Supreme Court opinions
  • Apply a wide variety of law to real-life situations and hypotheticals
  • Identify philosophical disagreements underlying the interpretation and implementation of the law
  • Critically analyze social and policy issues concerning the application of law in modern courts
  • Synthesize complex law and policy issues involving various legal issues
  • Become familiar with the rigors of the first-year experience in a law school environment, including the Socratic Method
  • Formulate, present, and critique persuasive legal arguments
  • Critically analyze the various procedural and evidentiary rules in place to achieve the American justice system's goal of fundamental fairness
  • Describe how the rules of the court govern the application of the law to factual scenarios
  • Be able to write complex arguments like a seasoned lawyer

Note: Learning outcomes are subject to regular review and revision.