Droit - L1 : US legal system

This course aims to provide a basic introduction to the law in the United States. Starting from the origins of American law, the lessons will introduce students to the United States constitution, the federal structure of the government, its court structure and its criminal procedure. Special attention will be paid to the way the political, social, and economic conditions underlie and impact the legal process.


  • G.P. Fletcher, S.M. Sheppard, American law in a global context, Oxford / New York, Oxford University Press, 2005.
  • L.M. Friedman, Law in America : a Short History, New York, Modern Library, 2004.
  • A.T. von Mehren, P.L. Murray, Law in the United States, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2nd ed., 2007.
All these textbooks are available at the law library. You are not required to buy any of them.
Mis à jour le 10 juillet 2023.