Course Details

History of American Public and Regulatory Law

This class will introduce students to key elements and themes in American legal history. We will not chronologically survey the evolution of American law through the centuries; rather we will discuss specific topics and thereby gain a better understanding of the role they played at different points in the development of modern law. Topics to be reviewed in this fashion will include Independence and Constitution, criminal procedure, race, international law and imperialism, Native American law, administrative law and the regulatory state, religion, land regulation, and the city. By examining these issues the course serves as the proper conclusion for the LL.M. program. It should enable students to not only see the specific historical background of each of the different classes taken earlier in the year, but also to tie those classes together by highlighting common themes. In addition, it will permit us to address general, and sometimes more abstract, questions that hovered over those doctrinal classes: what is the relationship between private and public law? How does legal change occur? How can law affect social dynamics and how does it interact with economic, social, and political processes? In answering these and other similar question, we will compare the American legal experience on which this class, as others in the program, focused, to the Israeli experience.

Catalog Number: LAWSTUDY 806I


Course History

Spring 2021
Title: History of American Public and Regulatory Law
Faculty: Shoked, Nadav (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 30     Actual: 24