LST 516 Introduction to Legal System


The course introduces students to the law and the legal system. Topics include concept, development, and function of law, as well as categories and sources of laws. Students will also discuss principles of law on the Penal Code, Civil and Commercial Code, and other laws that concern daily life.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Demonstrate an ability to view the law and legal system through its historical, sociological, jurisprudential, cultural, ethical philosophical and international context.
  • Analyze legal issues in a logical and structured way (i.e. to identify problems, research relevant legal resources, propose an outcome and identify possible challenges to the proposed outcome).
  • Be able to construct written arguments and apply legal problem solving skills relevant to civil, criminal and commercial legal hypothetical fact case scenarios.
  • Demonstrate an ability to develop a persuasive and coherent argument in response to selected issues and legal problems and communicate that argument clearly and concisely in class discussions as well as in writing.
  • Demonstrate an awareness of how the legal system responds to social, cultural, racial, and economical challenges in a domestic setting and to comprehend how global influences and international law impact on domestic law.
  • Discuss principles of law on the Penal Code, Civil and Commercial Code, and other laws that concern daily life.