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Steven McLaird

Adjunct Faculty, Attorney at Syngenta
Degree
J.D., University of Minnesota Law School
M.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison
B.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison

Fall 2017 Courses

Fall 2017 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
LAWS 699 - 01 Intro to Legal Reasoning M - - - - - - 1800 - 2100 MSL 458
CRN: 43137 Instructor: Steven McLaird Through this course, non-lawyers will gain a better understanding of the ways that attorneys are trained to navigate complex situations. Careful reading and analysis of case law and statutes will prepare students to address the ambiguity of many scenarios that arise in compliance work, emphasizing the importance of critical thinking and argument. The course will also introduce students to the common law method by which doctrine is created; the importance and authority of statutes, codes, and regulations; and the structure of the U.S. legal system and its various actors and venues. The U.S. doctrines of contract and tort liability will form the substantive underpinning for the course, both because a knowledge of these areas is foundational for many later law courses and also because professionals working in the compliance field encounter these areas of law.

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