Wayne State University

Required first-year courses

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Civil Procedure A
LEX 6100 Cr. 3
Structure of the judicial system in the United States and the process of civil litigation from the commencement of an action through appeal. Subjects considered include jurisdiction, the relationship between state and federal courts, pleading, discovery and other pretrial devices, trial and appellate review.

Civil Procedure B
LEX 6101 Cr. 3
Structure of the judicial system in the United States and the process of civil litigation from commencement of an action through appeal.

Constitutional Law I
LEX 6700 Cr. 3
Problems arising under the Constitution of the United States, with particular attention to the nature of judicial review in constitutional cases and to the role of the judiciary in umpiring the federal system.

Contracts A
LEX 6200 Cr. 3
General principles of the law of contracts; definitions of contract; illegality, mistake, frustration, impossibility; Statute of Frauds, interpretation, the parol evidence rule; performance and breach; rescission; repudiation and discharge. Remedies, including damages, specific performance, injunction and restitution. All topics considered from viewpoints of both common law and statute. 

Contracts B
LEX 6201 Cr. 3
General principles of the law of contracts; definitions of contract; illegality, mistake, frustration, the parol evidence rule; performance and breach; rescission; repudiation and discharge. Remedies, including damages, specific performance, injunction and restitution. All topics considered from viewpoints of both common law and statute.

Criminal Law
LEX 6300 Cr. 3
General doctrines of criminal liability as they relate to the moral and social problems of crime; definitions of principal crimes and defenses to criminal prosecution, both common law and statutory; limitations on the use of criminal sanctions.

Legal Research and Writing
LEX 6400 Cr. 2 (4 req.)
Analysis of legal problems and the use of legal materials, through discussion, written assignments, and personal conferences. Preparation of a trial brief and oral argument on a selected civil or criminal case before a court composed of faculty or members of the local bench and bar.

Property
LEX 6500 Cr. 4
Basic course in real property, which will include selected materials from some of the following areas: historical introduction to real property; personal property transfers by gift, finding, adverse possession; modern law of possessory estates, including non-freehold estates, and landlord and tenant relationships; concurrent estates; restraints upon the use of land; conveyancing and effects of the Recording Acts.

Torts
LEX 6600 Cr. 4
Legal principles underlying wrongs not based on contract, arising from intentional or negligent conduct and including strict liability; the nature of particular wrongs, including injuries to the person, to reputation, to real or personal property, and to interference with business or family relations.

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