Introduction to US Law I

Course Code: 
LAW 261
Course Period: 
Autumn
Course Type: 
Core
P: 
2
Lab: 
0
Credits: 
2
ECTS: 
4
Course Language: 
İngilizce
Course Objectives: 
Introduction to US Law
Course Content: 

USA Separation of Powers and US Constitution and discussion of selected US Supreme Court Decisions.

Course Methodology: 
1: Lecture, 2: Question-Answer, 3: Discussion, 4: Case study / practical course
Course Evaluation Methods: 
A: Testing, B: Presentation C: Homework

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Course Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes Program Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
USA Government Structure      
Discussing and understanding some of the US Supreme Court Decisions.      
       
       
       
       

 

 

Course Flow

Week Topics Study Materials
1 3 Branches of US government, Article 1,2,3 of the US Constitution  
2 Legislative Branch and its duties; judiciary branch and its duties  
3 Federal Court system in the US; Executive Branch and Executive Powers.  
4 Youngtown Sheet and Tube Co. V. Sawyer, 343 U.S. 579 (1952)  
5 U.S. v. Dixon, 418 US 683 (1974); Clinton v. Jones, 520 US 681 (1997)  
6 MID-TERM EXAMINATION  
7 Hamdi v. Rumsfeld, Sec. of Defense, et. al. 124 S. Ct. 2633 (2004)   
8 INS. v. Chadha, 462 US 919 (1983)  
9 US v. Curtiss Wright Export Co., 299 US 304 1936  
10 First Amendment Freedom of Speech  
11 Ny Times v. Sullivan 376 US 264 (1964)  
12 Cox Broadcasting Corp. v. Cohn, 420 US 469 (1975)  
13 Turner Broadcasting v. FCC 512 US 622 (1994)   
14 Review  

 

 

Recommended Sources

Textbook Bundle of sources prepared beforehand (oyezproject, findlaw.com, scotusblog)

Erwin Chemerinsky Constitutional Law principles and policies, 3rd Edition New York 2006

 

Additional Resources John R. Vile (essential supreme Court decisions: summaries of leading cases in US Constitutional Law (15th New York 2010)

 

 

Material Sharing

Documents  
Assignments  
Exams  

 

 

Assessment

IN-TERM STUDIES NUMBER PERCENTAGE
Mid-terms 1 100
Total   100
CONTRIBUTION OF FINAL EXAMINATION TO OVERALL GRADE   60
CONTRIBUTION OF IN-TERM STUDIES TO OVERALL GRADE   40
Total   100

 

 

COURSE CATEGORY Expertise/Field Courses

 

 

Course’s Contribution to Program

No Program Learning Outcomes Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Ability to comprehend, solve, and to attain analytical and critical thought processes         X
2 Within the ambit of lifelong learning, to direct continuous renewal and cultivation of knowledge attained in the field of law         X
3 To master legal resources and legal precedents; to be able to conduct comparative legal analyses in national and international legal arenas         X
4 To improve settlement options; to implement creative and innovative solutions         X
5 To be equippet with comprehensive and comparative knowledge gained through the study of law, enabling the transfer of this knowledge into the social and economic fields. To attain analytical thinking between cross disciplines         X
6 To attain the ability to comprehend and solve legal problems pertaining to global economy     X    
7 To obtain knowledge of current legal subjects, through the aid of the English language         X
8 To be able to utilize proficiency at an intermediate level foreign language     X    
9 To attain professional and scientific ethical tenants in the field of law, as well as in society at large         X
10 To attain the ability to write, speak and listen effectively, in the field of law       X  
11 To be open-minded, to be tolerant of different ideas, to be constructive, to have self-confidence, and to be responsible both during individual studies and/or during team studies. To work effectively and efficiently         X

 

 

ECTS

Activities Quantity Duration
(Hour)
Total
Workload
(Hour)
Course Duration 14 2 28
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 14 4 56
Mid-terms 1 2 2
Final examination 1 2 2
Total Work Load     100
Total Work Load / 25 (h)     3.52
ECTS Credit of the Course     4