Courses Offered in London
London 2014 Courses
Course materials include a best-selling non-fiction book, contracts, decisions from the U.S. and U.K., museum rules, treaties, current newspaper articles, and movies. While in London, students will write short response papers, deliver a five-minute presentation and debate the fate of the Elgin Marbles; a portfolio will be submitted after we return to the States. (Wake law students may elect to submit a research paper to satisfy the ULWR.)
History of English Common Law, taught by Professor Barbara Lentz
The objectives of this course are: to examine the development of the common law and the English court system; to discuss the contemporary court and legal system in practice, including the creation of the Supreme Court; to study the legal aspects of constitutional systems of government including questions related to a written v. unwritten constitution; and to compare current legal trends in the U.S. and the U.K. In addition to assigned readings, students will be required to read on a daily basis a British newspaper such as the Daily Telegraph, Financial Times, the Guardian, the Times or the Independent. The grade for this paper course will be based upon class participation during classes, class exercises and field trips; an in-class presentation; and a short paper written in London. Students who elect to complete the ULWR will submit a draft, confer with the Professor, and submit the research paper in September.
For more information about the course: London Summer 2014 Course Description.
Non-Wake Forest students should confirm that credit for these courses is accepted in their home law school. Grades for non-Wake Forest students will be only on a Pass/Fail basis (with a “C” being the minimum grade to earn a passing grade.)