Jun 03, 2023  
2021 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2021 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

CRIM 300 - Introduction to Law


Cross-listed: (Also POLS 300 , HIST 300 )

This course is a comprehensive introduction to the American legal system; the role of the courts, legislature and administrative agencies in the legal system; major substantive areas of law; legal reasoning, legal writing and legal research. The course will focus on legal writing, and students will be introduced to the legal research and the “Socratic Method.” Through lectures from faculty members of the Campbell University, Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law, students will be exposed to the course traditionally taught during the first year of law school and other courses of particular interest in today’s society. In addition to acquiring basic legal knowledge and skills, students should gain valuable insight into whether they want to attend law school and enter the legal profession. For those students who do ultimately attend law school, the course should prove beneficial in their transition from undergraduate to professional study. Prerequisite(s): POLS 229 , POLS 230 , and junior status.