Law 101

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Law 101 is an introduction to the law and the legal system in contemporary American society. Using the case study method, this class analyzes individual rights as guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution and as interpreted by the courts. It also examines the two major branches of the law: criminal law and civil law. Group discussions, courtroom simulations and hands-on projects are the focus of classroom activities. As a final summative activity, students will act as attorneys and witnesses to face each other in a mock trial on the UW–Madison campus. Teamwork, critical thinking and communication skills are the focus of this class.

Student profile

This course is a focused exposure experience in the field of law. The course is designed to give the students a broad introductory overview to the fundamental concepts in the study and practice of law. The activities throughout the course are collaboration based.

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Application deadlines

Application opens: Nov. 29, 2021
Deadline: Apply by May 15, 2022

Tuition deadlines

The first half of tuition is due by May 16, 2022. The second half of tuition is due by June 6, 2022.

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Contact Katie Effertz at katie.effertz@wisc.edu or 608-890-3260

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