Law 101 - Introduction to Legal Analysis

Sherod Thaxton

Sherod Thaxton

Professor of Law
B.A. University of California, Davis, 1997
M.A. Emory University, 2000
J.D. University of Chicago Law School, 2008
Ph.D. Emory University, 2009
UCLA Faculty Since 2013
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.