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ESP Biography



LAURA COSOVANU, ESP Teacher




Major: Columbia Law School

College/Employer: SPCS

Year of Graduation: 2004

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

Laura is an attorney. She currently teaches the Legal Studies courses offered by the Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies Summer Institutes.



Past Classes

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S5815: Know Your Rights! in Splash Spring 2017 (Apr. 22 - 23, 2017)
Join our brief and informative session and learn how to become your own lawyer, when in need. This year's class will focus on properly handling encounters with government officials, and how to seek assistance from San Francisco/Bay Area agencies and organizations.


S5412: Know your rights! in Splash Fall 2016 (Dec. 03 - 04, 2016)
Join our brief and informative session and learn how to become your own lawyer, when in need!


S2341: Law 101 in Splash! Fall 2012 (Nov. 03 - 04, 2012)
Do you want to empower yourself? Law 101 is for everybody, and not only for those of you interested in becoming attorneys, judges, or a legal officers. Everyone deals with the law - every single day. In this course you will learn some of your basic rights (under constitutional, criminal, family and contract law), how to seek the help of government agencies to enforce these rights and how to become more self-sufficient!


S684: KNOW YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS! (Law 101) in Splash! Spring 2010 (Apr. 17 - 18, 2010)
Do you want to empower yourself? Help others? Learn how you could act on an issue you deeply care about? Law 101 is for those of you interested in becoming an attorney, judge, or a legal officer. However, this course also targets students who do NOT plan to pursue a legal career. Even though we all get involved in legal transactions, a traffic police stop or a dispute, only a few basic notions of law are taught during primary or secondary education. In this course you will learn some of your basic rights (under constitutional, criminal, family and contract law), how to seek the help of government agencies to enforce these rights and how to become more self-sufficient!


S720: KNOW YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS! (Law 101) in Splash! Spring 2010 (Apr. 17 - 18, 2010)
Do you want to empower yourself? Help others? Learn how you could act on an issue you deeply care about? Law 101 is for those of you interested in becoming an attorney, judge, or a legal officer. However, this course also targets students who do NOT plan to pursue a legal career. Even though we all get involved in legal transactions, a traffic police stop or a dispute, only a few basic notions of law are taught during primary or secondary education. In this course you will learn some of your basic rights (under constitutional, criminal, family and contract law), how to seek the help of government agencies to enforce these rights and how to become more self-sufficient!


S651: Law 101 in Splash! Fall 2009 (Oct. 10 - 11, 2009)
While most adults get involved at some point in life in a legal contract, a traffic police stop or a dispute, no basic notions of law are taught during primary or secondary education. This course will help you get a general introduction to the basic principles of the American legal system and profession. Hopefully, it will also make you start thinking like a lawyer!