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Boston University                     Summer 2011


The Summer Legal Institute in London 2011 Class

 

The 2011 SLI Legal English syllabus is now available HERE

The 2011 SLI Calendar is now available HERE

 

Background reading

 

The ultimate source of all United States law is the U.S. Constitution, you need a basic understanding of this document before we begin.  Luckily it is pretty short and succinct. You can find an annotated copy here:  US CONSTITUTION AND BILL OF RIGHTS

 

Download and read the US Government publication "Outline of the US Legal System".  Pay special attention to the first three chapters, and be sure to read the US Constitution and its ammendments, which are included at the end of the document.

 

 

Here are some of the other WIKIS & Sites we will be using this summer

 

 

 

  

 

The cybernetic revolution and the explosion of the internet have affected every aspect of our society and culture, including law and the legal profession. 

Here are some of the areas in which developments in information technology are having a direct influence on the legal system:

 

 

CyberlawLinks

The OpenCourt experiment in Massachusetts could be clearing a path toward a more accessible court. The project, run by National Public Radio-affiliate WBUR and funded by the Knight News Challenge, is providing a live video stream of all public hearings and trials in the Quincy District Court.

 

 

 

Debate Research Sites

 

     Gun Control Debate

 

     Capital Punishment Debate

 


Federal Judicial System for Foreign Judges and Lawyers

 

 

 

 

 

Computer Assisted Legal Instruction (free registration required)

 

 

 

 

Legal Humor

and Lawyer Jokes

 

 

 

 


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