Course Details

American Jurisprudence

This course examines topics in American legal history, from the seventeenth to the twentieth century. General themes pursued throughout include the significance of law in the structure of American social and economic institutions; the political, social and economic contexts of legislative and judicial action; jurisprudential ideologies; the evolution of the American common law and the relationship of law to politics. Registration Requirements: The course is open to international LLMs only. There are no particular requirements other than those to register. Evaluation method: Final exam. Course Materials: Presser & Zainaldin, Law and Jurisprudence in American History (8th ed. 2013, West Publishing Co.) **For Professor specific information and book information please see class level description.

Catalog Number: LAWSTUDY 801
Practice Areas: Constitutional LawLegal History
Additional Course Information: LLM Candidates only


Course History

Fall 2016
Title: American Jurisprudence
Faculty: Presser, Stephen B. (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 65     Actual: 24

Fall 2015
Title: American Jurisprudence
Faculty: Presser, Stephen B. (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 65     Actual: 61

Spring 2015
Title: American Jurisprudence
Faculty: Speta, James B. (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 66     Actual: 67

Fall 2014
Title: American Jurisprudence
Faculty: Presser, Stephen B. (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 65     Actual: 65

Spring 2014
Title: American Jurisprudence
Faculty: Koppelman, Andrew M. (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 65     Actual: 53

Fall 2013
Title: American Jurisprudence
Faculty: Presser, Stephen B. (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 65     Actual: 64