This online course, which provides a broad overview of the American legal system, is intended primarily for students who are not enrolled in the JD program but who will be taking JD-program courses while studying at UC Hastings. Such students are typically enrolled in either the Master of Studies in Law (MSL) program or the UC Hastings Master of Laws (LLM) program. MSL students generally have had little or no legal experience or training, whereas LLM students are foreign-trained lawyers who have not studied American law, which may be substantially different in some ways from their home country’s legal system. In conjunction with the legal research and writing course that you are likely also enrolled in, this course is designed to prepare you to succeed in your JD-program courses at Hastings and to better communicate about the law in the workplace with co-workers, legal counsel, clients, and others.