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Cornell University School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions


LAW 4031 Introduction to the Global Study of Law

Course description

(summer only) This course is only offered in the Summer Session.

This four-part course is designed to introduce advanced prelaw students to key topics in the study and practice of law, within a global context. Its units are organized around four sets of issues. First, how do U.S. law and legal institutions relate to legal cultures from around the world; and how does one analyze different national and international legal systems from a comparative and cross-cultural perspective? Second, what is the role of constitutional law and principles both within the U.S. and globally? Third, what are the main challenges confronting international human rights, including their ability to protect traditionally disadvantaged groups such as women? And fourth, what is involved in the practice of transnational business law; what structures of law regulate international corporate behavior? Taught entirely by faculty of Cornell Law School, this course will prepare prelaw students for success in law school.


LAW 4031 001-LEC Off-campus program: Cornell Global Law Program in Paris

Class dates:July 2-27, 2019
Exam dates:Will be provided by instructor (see Final exams)
Days/times:M-F 1:15 PM - 4:30 PM Other, Off-Campus
Grade:Student option
Instructor:Anker, E. (esa52)
Babcock, S. (slb348)
Gardner, M. (mg2354)
Lasser, M. (ml355)
Max. enroll:15
To enroll:See Cornell Global Law Program in Paris for enrollment information.

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