Law 199: The Best of American Case Law
Law 199: The Best of American Case Law is a 10-day, online summer course. It is designed to introduce students to some of the most important and exciting law school cases. Students will come to understand how the law school classroom works, experience a broad sample of at least eight different areas of the law, and engage with nationally renowned law faculty as they present some of the most important legal cases.
All students will receive a certificate for successful completion of the course. Current University of Illinois undergraduate students will also receive 3 credit hours.
July 20 - 31, 2020
9 a.m. - 12 p.m. daily
- July 20: Introduction to the American Legal System, Associate Dean and Professor Margareth Etienne
- July 21: Criminal Law, Professor Andrew Leipold
- July 22: U.S. Constitutional Law, Professor Jennifer Pahre
- July 23: Art Law, Professor Travis McDade
- July 24: Consumer Finance, Professor Robert Lawless
- July 27: Counter-Terrorism, Professor Patrick Keenan
- July 28: Corporate Law, Professor Amitai Aviram
- July 29: Tort Law, Associate Dean and Professor Lesley Wexler
- July 30: Issues in Civil Procedure and Employment Discrimination, Professor Suja Thomas
- July 31: Final Exam
All students will receive a certificate for successful completion of the course.
Current University of Illinois undergraduate students will also receive 3 credit hours.
University of Illinois undergraduates: Summer tuition
Incoming 2020 LLM and Non-University of Illinois students: $900
How to Enroll
University of Illinois students enroll in Law 199-A.
*Enrolled students will be emailed instructions for access in July.
Cancellations for a full refund must be received no later than June 15, 2020. Cancellations received between June 16, 2020 and July 12, 2020 will receive a refund of registration fees, less a $180 administrative fee. Refunds will not be issued for cancellations received after July 13, 2020.
"I'm gratified to say that by getting through the course I found myself becoming more certain that I'm on the right track as a future lawyer. From reading and analyzing each case, I learned what I would encounter in the upcoming semesters and had an opportunity to think about how I can deal with it. The courses will be tough but I'm looking forward to advancing myself by learning from the cases."
-- Younghwan Lee (LLM '17)
To learn more about "The Best of American Case Law" course, please contact:
Office of Graduate & International Legal Studies
University of Illinois College of Law
504 East Pennsylvania Avenue, Suite 244
Champaign, Illinois 61820