Walsh University Undergraduate Catalog 2012-2013
GFA 245 Law and the Legal System 3 sem. hrs.
This course is an introduction to the politics of law. We will examine what roles the legal bar and the judiciary play in the U.S. political system. Topics to be discussed include the structure of the judicial branch of government at the state and federal levels, the legal education, the legal community, civil and criminal litigation, and the policymaking role of appellate courts. The course is designed as an introductory survey course and as preparation for the 400-level law and politics courses.
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