Law 101 - Introduction to Legal Analysis

Hiroshi Motomura

Hiroshi Motomura

Susan Westerberg Prager Distinguished Professor of Law
Inaugural Faculty Director, Center for Immigration Law and Policy
B.A. Yale, 1974
J.D. UC Berkeley, 1978
UCLA Faculty Since 2007
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
Hiroshi Motomura 20F 101 LEC 4 Unscheduled 1.0 No No
Textbook Information:
Textbook for Fall 2020 LEC 4
Bergman, Goodman and Holm. Cracking the Case Method: Legal Analysis for Law School Success   2nd ed.  
ISBN: 9781640202016. West Academic Publishing. REQUIRED $45.00