American Legal System

Welcome to American Legal System with Jason Leggett

It is helpful to think about this course in two ways: 1) big picture concepts; and 2) web-based legal research. We will be thinking about how the courts influence society and how socio-legal politics influece the courts. We will specifically examine how courts interpret statutes, the constitution, international rules and norms, and what that means for law and society.

Course Materials


The Plague, by Albert Camus





We will also use web-based resources as well to conduct legal research.




There are also numerous opportunities to earn extra credit and I am happy to work with student clubs, outside groups, and alternative learning environments.