New York Law in National Perspective
This course surveys in a comparative context the substantive law in eight major subjects, taking into account both the prevailing national and New York views. Students are called upon to analyze legal problems in these subjects, comparing and contrasting solutions derived under current law in various jurisdictions. The primary subjects covered are (1) corporations; (2) contracts and sales; (3) criminal law and procedure; (4) evidence; (5) real property; (6) torts; (7) wills; and (8) trusts. Students take several in-class examinations that count toward the final grade, and a proctored, in-class final examination. In addition to readings and problems in the course materials, students also undertake several written, individually-critiqued problem-solving homework assignments. Enrollment is limited to day division students in their third year and evening division students in their fourth year. Recommended especially for students in the third and fourth quartiles of their class. Students in the bottom 40 percent of the class in their graduating year should take this course in the fall term and Consolidated Legal Analysis (MJD155), for which this course serves as a prerequisite, in the spring term. This course is required for students in the Comprehensive Curriculum Program and for students who, at the end of their 2nd (day) or 3rd (evening) year are in the bottom half of their graduating class.