American Legal History (4660)

Examines major themes and developments in American legal history. The course begins with a focus upon the legal and jurisprudential foundations of the American Revolution and continues up through the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Examples of topics addressed include: Federalist vs. Republican conceptions of national law; nineteenth century developments in the law of contract, property and business law; slavery; women; labor; the New Deal; Legal Realism and other American jurisprudential traditions; and the welfare state. Limited enrollment.

Grading: Exam, paper, and class participation

Credits: 3

Offered: Irregularly

Meet Advanced Research and Writing Typically

Subject Areas:
Jurisprudence and Legal History:: edit ::

Taught by: Michael Steenson

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