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Suggested: 3 weeks of study, 5-7 hours/week...

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Subtitles: English, French, Chinese (Simplified)

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
1 hour to complete

Introduction

1 video (Total 7 min), 3 readings
1 video
3 readings
Before You Begin10m
Reading - Basic Legal Terms10m
Pre-Course Survey10m
9 hours to complete

Categories and Distinctions

11 videos (Total 79 min), 8 readings, 4 quizzes
11 videos
2.2 - Lecture6m
2.3 - Lecture8m
2.4 - Lecture13m
2.5 - Lecture5m
2.6 - Lecture4m
2.7 - Lecture8m
2.8 - Lecture4m
2.9 - Lecture4m
2.10 - Lecture4m
2.11 - Lecture2m
8 readings
2.1 - Reading10m
2.3 - Reading10m
2.4 - Reading10m
2.7 - Reading10m
2.8 - Reading10m
2.9 - Reading10m
2.10 - Reading10m
2.11 - Reading10m
1 practice exercise
Applying the Box8m
Week
2
5 hours to complete

Law and . . .

10 videos (Total 71 min), 10 readings, 1 quiz
10 videos
3.2 - Lecture2m
3.3 - Lecture8m
3.4 - Lecture3m
3.5 - Lecture5m
3.6 - Lecture4m
3.7 - Lecture5m
3.8 - Lecture4m
3.9 - Lecture9m
3.10 - Lecture19m
10 readings
3.1 - Reading10m
3.2 - Reading10m
3.3 - Reading10m
3.4 - Reading10m
3.5 - Reading10m
3.6 - Reading10m
3.7 - Reading10m
3.8 - Reading10m
3.9 - Reading10m
3.10 - Reading10m
3 hours to complete

Legal Structures

4 videos (Total 36 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
4 videos
4.2 - Lecture9m
4.3 - Lecture9m
4.4 - Lecture9m
4 readings
4.1 - Reading10m
4.2 - Reading10m
4.3 - Reading10m
4.4 - Reading10m
Week
3
1 hour to complete

Evidentiary Tools

2 videos (Total 12 min), 2 readings
2 videos
5.2 - Lecture4m
2 readings
5.1 - Reading10m
5.2 - Reading10m
3 hours to complete

Preparation Tools

4 videos (Total 32 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
4 videos
6.2 - Lecture6m
6.3 - Lecture7m
6.4 - Lecture7m
2 readings
6.1 - Reading10m
6.2 - Reading10m
1 practice exercise
Statutory Interpretation2m
28 minutes to complete

Postscript

2 videos (Total 8 min), 2 readings
2 videos
Hillel Investment Advice2m
2 readings
Reading10m
Post-Course Survey10m
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Top reviews from A Law Student's Toolkit

By HKMar 29th 2016

I enjoyed this course but you really need to have some legal background to get the most out of it. The assignments were worth the time they took and I learned a lot trying to grade my fellow students.

By SPAug 6th 2019

A very intriguing and challenging course. First week was intense but as the course progressed, it became easier to deal with while also becoming more and more interesting. Great course overall!

Instructor

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Ian Ayres

William K. Townsend Professor
Yale Law School

About Yale University

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