Loyola University Chicago

School of Law

Courses I - L

880: Introduction to the Law of the United States

Credit Hours



This course is required for international students in the LL.M. in U.S. Law or the LL.M. in International Law.

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 cases from various fields and provides students with the background they will need for understanding American law. (Blanke)