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: Letter graded.
Categories: Long Paper
Subject Areas: Jurisprudence and Legal History