Course Details

American Legal History

This course examines topics in American legal history, from the seventeenth to the twentieth century. General themes pursued throughout include the nature of the federal Constitution and its development over time; the significance of law in the structure of American social and legal institutions; the political, social and economic contexts of American legal revolutions; jurisprudential ideologies; and the relationship of law to politics. The required text for the course is Stephen B. Presser and Jamil S. Zainaldin, Law and Jurisprudence in American History (8th ed. 2013, West Publishing). Prerequisites: None

Catalog Number: LAWSTUDY 920
Practice Areas: Legal History
Additional Course Information: Open to First Year Students,  Perspective Elective


Course History

Spring 2015
Title: American Legal History
Faculty: Presser, Stephen B. (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 65     Actual: 48