A Law Student's Toolkit

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A Law Student's Toolkit

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About this course: Whether you are an advanced law student looking to review the basics, or an aspiring law student looking for head start, this course will help you build the foundation you will need to succeed in law school and beyond. This course will introduce you to terminology, concepts, and tools lawyers and legal academics use to make their arguments. It will help you follow these arguments—and make arguments of your own. This course consists of a series of short lectures and assignments. A reading list complements each lesson, providing you with a roadmap to help you explore the subject matter more deeply on your own. Although the lessons may cross-reference each other, they ar…

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When you enroll for courses through Coursera you get to choose for a paid plan or for a free plan

  • Free plan: No certicification and/or audit only. You will have access to all course materials except graded items.
  • Paid plan: Commit to earning a Certificate—it's a trusted, shareable way to showcase your new skills.

About this course: Whether you are an advanced law student looking to review the basics, or an aspiring law student looking for head start, this course will help you build the foundation you will need to succeed in law school and beyond. This course will introduce you to terminology, concepts, and tools lawyers and legal academics use to make their arguments. It will help you follow these arguments—and make arguments of your own. This course consists of a series of short lectures and assignments. A reading list complements each lesson, providing you with a roadmap to help you explore the subject matter more deeply on your own. Although the lessons may cross-reference each other, they are modular in nature: you should feel free to approach them in whatever order fits your schedule, interests, and needs.

Created by:  Yale University
  • Taught by:  Ian Ayres, William K. Townsend Professor

    Yale Law School
Commitment 3 weeks of study, 5-7 hours/week Language English How To Pass Pass all graded assignments to complete the course. User Ratings 4.7 stars Average User Rating 4.7See what learners said Coursework

Each course is like an interactive textbook, featuring pre-recorded videos, quizzes and projects.

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Connect with thousands of other learners and debate ideas, discuss course material, and get help mastering concepts.

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Syllabus


WEEK 1


Introduction
An overview of what you will learn, how it will help you, and how to get the most from it.


1 video, 2 readings expand


  1. Video: Introduction
  2. Reading: Before You Begin
  3. Reading: Reading - Basic Legal Terms


Categories and Distinctions
Dichotomies and oppositions that will help you categorize legal rules and frame policy questions.


11 videos, 8 readings expand


  1. Video: 2.1 Lecture
  2. Reading: 2.1 - Reading
  3. Video: 2.2 - Lecture
  4. Video: 2.3 - Lecture
  5. Reading: 2.3 - Reading
  6. Video: 2.4 - Lecture
  7. Reading: 2.4 - Reading
  8. Video: 2.5 - Lecture
  9. Video: 2.6 - Lecture
  10. Video: 2.7 - Lecture
  11. Reading: 2.7 - Reading
  12. Video: 2.8 - Lecture
  13. Reading: 2.8 - Reading
  14. Video: 2.9 - Lecture
  15. Reading: 2.9 - Reading
  16. Video: 2.10 - Lecture
  17. Reading: 2.10 - Reading
  18. Video: 2.11 - Lecture
  19. Reading: 2.11 - Reading

Graded: Normative vs. Positive
Graded: Applying the Box
Graded: Paternalism vs. Externalities
Graded: Substance vs. Procedure

WEEK 2


Law and . . .
Interactions between the law and academic disciplines such as economics, philosophy, and psychology.


10 videos, 10 readings expand


  1. Video: 3.1 - Lecture
  2. Reading: 3.1 - Reading
  3. Video: 3.2 - Lecture
  4. Reading: 3.2 - Reading
  5. Video: 3.3 - Lecture
  6. Reading: 3.3 - Reading
  7. Video: 3.4 - Lecture
  8. Reading: 3.4 - Reading
  9. Video: 3.5 - Lecture
  10. Reading: 3.5 - Reading
  11. Video: 3.6 - Lecture
  12. Reading: 3.6 - Reading
  13. Video: 3.7 - Lecture
  14. Reading: 3.7 - Reading
  15. Video: 3.8 - Lecture
  16. Reading: 3.8 - Reading
  17. Video: 3.9 - Lecture
  18. Reading: 3.9 - Reading
  19. Video: 3.10 - Lecture
  20. Reading: 3.10 - Reading

Graded: Rawlsian Veil of Ignorance

Legal Structures
Fundamental frameworks of legal analysis and procedure.


4 videos, 4 readings expand


  1. Video: 4.1 - Lecture
  2. Reading: 4.1 - Reading
  3. Video: 4.2 - Lecture
  4. Reading: 4.2 - Reading
  5. Video: 4.3 - Lecture
  6. Reading: 4.3 - Reading
  7. Video: 4.4 - Lecture
  8. Reading: 4.4 - Reading

Graded: Enforcing Money Judgments and Security Interests

WEEK 3


Evidentiary Tools
Concepts from the law of evidence that can help you respond to questions and make compelling arguments


2 videos, 2 readings expand


  1. Video: 5.1 - Lecture
  2. Reading: 5.1 - Reading
  3. Video: 5.2 - Lecture
  4. Reading: 5.2 - Reading


Preparation Tools
The tools you need to get the most out of law school.


4 videos, 2 readings expand


  1. Video: 6.1 - Lecture
  2. Reading: 6.1 - Reading
  3. Video: 6.2 - Lecture
  4. Reading: 6.2 - Reading
  5. Video: 6.3 - Lecture
  6. Video: 6.4 - Lecture

Graded: Statutory Interpretation
Graded: Tools to Read a Statute

Postscript



2 videos, 1 reading expand


  1. Video: Postscript
  2. Reading: Reading
  3. Video: Hillel Investment Advice

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