Law 101 - Introduction to Legal Analysis

Laura E. Gómez

Laura E. Gómez

Professor of Law
Rachel F. Moran Endowed Chair in Law
B.A. Harvard College, 1986
M.A. Stanford University, 1988
J.D. Stanford Law School, 1992
Ph.D. Stanford University, 1994
Course Description:

The course provides an introduction to principles of sound legal analysis for incoming first-year students.  Topics include: structure of the legal system, analysis of rule creation and rule application jurisprudence, and legal argument.  Through readings, cases, lectures, and in-class exercises, students develop elementary skills in legal analysis.  This course is offered over the first five days of the semester, concluding prior to the start of all other first-year courses.