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Foundations: An Introduction to U.S. Legal Analysis – Online is a Course

Foundations: An Introduction to U.S. Legal Analysis – Online

Aug 17 - Aug 26, 2020

$1,000 Enroll

Full course description

Course Information

This eight-day program - now offered online! - will allow participants to engage in legal analysis and problem solving by reviewing legal problems in depth. For five hours each day, students will explore how to gather facts, craft a theory of the case, understand and synthesize precedent, and write an analysis. The program will consist of 12 online sessions devoted to problem analysis and additional online sessions on substantive topics and the U.S. legal system in action. Intended for professors, judges, lawyers, and law students.

Program Schedule:

40 hours total, 5 hours per day online (both live synchronous and recorded asynchronous instruction)

Daily intensive sessions with Boston College Law School faculty on legal reasoning and communication, including oral and written projects.

Interactive sessions and workshops with Boston College Law School faculty on substantive areas of their expertise, including: Administrative Law; Constitutional Law; Contract Law; Consumer Protection; Corporate Practice; Family Law; Criminal Law; Intellectual Property Law; Legal Ethics; Tort Law

A certificate of program completion will be provided at the conclusion of the program, based upon successful attendance and participation. Participants will be required to write a 1-2 page reflection on the program.

All sales are final; no refunds. Registrations may not be transferred to another person or
to another course, workshop, or program.


Instructor Information

Susan Simone Kang,
Director of Graduate Legal Education
and International Programs
Adjunct Professor,
Boston College Law School