Dear Incoming Students,
I am pleased to welcome you to the Maurer School of Law and look forward to meeting you shortly! To help you prepare for your studies here, I have provided a reading that describes the U.S. legal education system with a focus on studying the law and briefing common law judicial opinions.
I strongly encourage all students—even those who have already studied American law at home or in the U.S.—to review this chapter throughout the summer. The information provided in this chapter will help you build a foundation for your studies here, and completing this work in advance will help you transition into your student life at Maurer with greater ease. For those who have some exposure to the study of law in the U.S., this chapter will be an excellent review.
Professor Gabrielle Goodwin
Director of Graduate Legal Studies
"The U.S. Legal Education System: Studying the Law and Briefing Cases." Used by permission of the publisher, Wolters Kluwer.