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Whether you are an advanced law student looking to review the basics, or an aspiring law student looking for a 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 your arguments.

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: you should feel free to approach them in whatever order fits your schedule, interests, and needs.

by SP Aug 6, 2019
A very intriguing and challenging course. The 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!

by LS Aug 9, 2022
I love Ian Ayres. Thank you, Ian, for starting off my law degree on firm foundations and providing the intellectual kindling for my future learning. You are welcome round at my dinner table, anytime.

by JP Dec 16, 2020
Very informative. Not for a beginner. The readings took much longer than estimated in the syllabus. Peer grading can be challenging. Much heavier workload than I expected, but well worth it.

by DK Aug 10, 2020
Very a very interesting course. I got to learn a lot of new things as well, apart from the basic legal terminologies, and will definitely recommend this course to my colleagues.

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