Courses for Legal Institutions Students

In addition to the courses listed here, LLM-Legal Institutions students select courses from the full Law School curricular offerings by consulting the online Law School course schedule

The required courses are:

Introduction to American Law (Law 601).  An overview of American legal institutions and basic areas of American law.  Offered for LLM-LI students and foreign and American graduate students. Taught in the fall and also in the spring semester. (3 cr.)

Legal Sources (Law 602). An introduction to common law analysis and American legal research sources. Emphasis is on the use of American cases in legal problem solving. Includes an overview of plagiarism concerns and citation and attribution conventions. Fall and again in the spring semester; specifically for LLM-LI students. (3 cr.) Nina Chang is the lecturer for this course.


Nina Chang is a lecturer in the graduate program at the University of Wisconsin Law School. She teaches legal research and writing to international master-of-laws students.

Ms. Chang most recently practiced law at the Federal Trade Commission in Washington, DC, where she worked in the Bureau of Consumer Protection on consumer credit issues. She has also worked as an assistant attorney general for the State of Washington. In that role, she appeared frequently before state courts and administrative tribunals.

Ms. Chang received her A.B. in 1989 from Stanford University and her J.D. in 1993 from the University of Michigan Law School.

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