POLS 245: Judicial Process
Professor Sada Andrews
This course is an introduction to the American legal system. During the course, we will examine the nature of law and its role in our society as well as the roles of judges, lawyers, juries, media, and civic groups in our justice system. We will introduce basic concepts in jurisprudence and comparative law while investigating the nature of substantive topics such as criminal law and procedure, civil law, and appellate decisions. We will also learn to conduct basic legal research. This course is designed to offer both substantive knowledge and practical skills for continued learning and success in the fields of law and political science.