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Subject Name: Introduction to US Law

Year Term: 2010/2011, Fall Semester


Leslie Newman, Professor of Law, Cardozo Law School (New York)

Contact person in Deusto: María Pilar Canedo


Venue: Video conference room (ESIDE), Mondays from 14.00 to 17.00 (Spanish time).

Changes on venue/time will be notified by email.


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-  Instructions/Assignments

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bull_gr   Comparative Research Exercise - Fact pattern pdfsmall 

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-  Materials

bull_gr    Kelly v. Gwinnell pdfsmall 

bull_gr    The Common Law pdfsmall 

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bull_gr    List of Key Terms for Class #1 Documento word 

bull_gr    List of Key Terms for Classes #1 and 2 Documento word 

bull_gr    Barrett v. Southern Pacific Railroad case pdfsmall 

bull_gr    Case Briefing Exercises pdfsmall 

bull_gr    Guidelines for Email communications pdfsmall 

bull_gr    Bullfighting (‘The New York Times’) pdfsmall 

bull_gr    Guidelines for Case Briefing pdfsmall 

bull_gr    Common Law vs. Civil Law. Comparisons pdfsmall 

bull_gr    Current Supreme Court Docket pdfsmall 

bull_gr    The Influence of a Raconteur pdfsmall 

bull_gr    Statutory Cases: Filmore and others pdfsmall 

bull_gr   Law School Plagiarism pdfsmall 

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bull_gr   Legal Research Lecture - ppt pdfsmall

bull_gr    Canons of Construction pdfsmall 

bull_gr    Statutory Cases: Filmore and others pdfsmall 

bull_gr    Theories of Statutory Interpretation: Holy Trinity Case pdfsmall

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bull_gr    How to Answer Law School Exam Questions (2010) pdfsmall 

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bull_gr    Notes on Elements of Law Exam (June 2008) Documento word 

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bull_gr    Torts Outline Documento word New

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-  Course Syllabus

Required Readings

bull_gr Arthur T. VON MEHREN & Peter L. MURRAY, Law in the United States, 2nd ed., CUP, 2007.

bull_gr The Constitution of the United States  Enlace WEB


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