University of New Hampshire

School of Law

School of Law

Introduction to American Legal Systems

This course is designed to give students an overview of the American legal system and to help students gain a comfort level with vocabulary and dialogue related to the subject. To enhance learning about United States legal process, each student participates in observing court and administrative proceedings.



Grading is based on class participation and exercises, periodic short assignments and/or quizzes, a court observation paper, and a required presentation.