101.02 Foundations of Law

In the Fall of the first year, this 5 week long signature course exposes  students to foundational legal concepts and forms of legal argument and analysis.   It introduces you to the history of American legal thought and the way that history shapes your education today, to the economic analysis of law and to the -- often contentious -- fights over legal methodology.  It is designed to supply some of the connections among and between the courses in your legal education, to deepen your skills, improve your understanding and give you a better “toolkit” for the rest of your legal education and your legal career.

Fall 2017

Course Number Course Credits Evaluation Method Instructor
Course Credits
Scheduled in-class examination
James Boyle
Sakai site: https://sakai.duke.edu/portal/site/LAW.101.02.F17
Email list: LAW.101.02.F17@sakai.duke.edu
Degree Requirements
Course Requirements - JD
Course Areas of Practice
Course Areas of Practice