Loyola University Chicago

School of Law

Child and Family Law Courses

665: Introduction to the Study of Law and Legal Systems (Online)

Credit Hours



This required foundational course introduces students to the sources and functions of law in our society.  The course begins with an explanation of the structure and traditions of the American court system.  Students then learn to read and analyze cases and statutes and develop basic legal written and oral presentation skills.  The course uses child and family law cases and problems and provides students with the background they will need for future children's law and policy studies.