LAW7809 - Legal History, Main Currents in

LAW7809 - Legal History, Main Currents in

Course Number: 

7809

Type: 

Seminar

Credits: 

3

Prerequisite(s):

none

Treats select themes and developments in American law from the colonial period to the present. These may include the transplantation (and Americanization) of the common law; the rise of the professional bar; capitalism and slavery in antebellum law; O.W. Holmes and the attack on legal formalism; legal realism and the critical legal studies movement. The seminar will emphasize current scholarship and relevant historical documents.