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Undergraduate Course Details
Number POL 316
Title The American Judicial System
Credits 3.0
Distribution DIII
Winter/Spring 2017 Classes
Sec Ref # Dates Days Times Location Instructor
01 1460 1/17/17 - 5/15/17 M 9:25am - 10:40am MH-346 Daniel M Mulcare


Using cases and secondary sources, students will explore the judiciary's organizational structure, state and federal courts' jurisdiction as well as civil and constitutional decisions. Students will also consider judges' commitments to both the written Constitution and the political environment, and students will examine the legal system's democratic and anti-majoritarian aspects. This course will help prepare students for a career in the legal profession, and it will be valuable to those interested in the powers and limits of the U.S. judicial system. Three lecture hours per week.