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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:




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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