Legal Education, Summer Legal Education Series

Introduction to Law and the U.S. Legal System – June

“Intro to Law” discusses what law is, how it is made, and how it is changed. This highly interactive and thought-provoking class addresses how the American legal system really works. At its end, students will better understand how to read and interpret statutes and court opinions.

  • Emphasizes logical thinking, analysis, and writing;
  • Provides the tools necessary to understand what law is and how it is changed; and
  • Explains the interaction between legislature and courts; Includes the writing of a basic legal memorandum of law.

For 26 years, this program was the core of William & Mary Law School’s introductory week for new law students. It is especially valuable for those considering or planning to go to law school.

This class encompasses 14 hours of lecture and class discussion. Class preparation requires assigned readings and at the end of the program writing a basic legal memorandum.