LL.M. Introduction to the Law and Legal System of the United States for Non-U.S. Lawyers

Professor Pedro A. Malavet

Welcome to my new
Introduction to US Law pages!

I had the great privilege to direct the LL.M. in Comparative Law program at the Levin College of Law for five years. I am very proud to have continued our now over twenty-year-old program that has graduated over 200 students from more than 43 countries.

These pages are now solely dedicated to the Introduction to the Law and Legal System of the United States courses for LL.M. students that I will teach once again starting in the Fall of 2017.

—Professor Pedro A. Malavet
Fall 2017

The Law of the United States for Foreign Lawyers
(legal professionals educated in countries other than the United States)

Lectures on U.S. Law: MOOC Videos

These are brief lectures from the MOOC The Global Students' Introduction to the Law of the United States

Introduction to the MOOC

A Brief History of the Constitution of the United States

The Basic Constitutional Structure of
the Government of the United States

Federalism in the United States

Judges and their Courts in the U.S.

The American Oral Jury Trial