Law 101 - Introduction to Legal Analysis

Patrick D. Goodman

Patrick D. Goodman

Lecturer in Law
B.A. UCLA, 1991
M.Ed. UCLA, 1992
J.D. Columbia, 1996
UCLA Faculty Since 2001
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.

Course Information:
​Faculty Term Course Section ​Schedule ​Units Requisite Satisfies SAW
Patrick Goodman 20F 101 LEC 2 Unscheduled 1.0 No No
Textbook Information:
Textbook for Fall 2020 LEC 2
Bergman, Goodman and Holm. Cracking the Case Method: Legal Analysis for Law School Success   2nd ed.  
ISBN: 9781640202016. West Academic Publishing. REQUIRED $45.00