Programa

The Common Law & Civil Law: Key differences in language, structure and style
Compare and contrast the Common Law system in the United States and the United Kingdom with the Brazilian and Continental systems in France and Germany.

The U.S. Constitution
Explore the U.S. Constitution and its role and function in the U.S. legal system.

Balancing Freedom and Equality in the U.S. Constitution System
Review the struggle between freedom and equality in American society and how it has shaped the U.S. legal culture.

Federal Court System
Compare and contrast the federal and state court systems including U.S. concepts of jurisdiction.

The Common Law Method and Stare Decisis
Explore the concepts of mandatory, binding and controlling law and how courts use prior decided cases and the limits to case law authority.

The Jury System
Review the roles of the judge, jury and lawyers in the U.S. court system.

Damages in Tort & Contract law
Review the concepts of efficient breach, duty to mitigate, punitive damages and economic efficiency.

Negotiation & Dispute Settlement in the American System
Learn best practices and practice resolving disputes in a contract negotiation scenario developed and used by U.S. law schools.