Fall 2010 Section 001
Law 379: American Legal History Survey

Schedule: Day Class
Davies, Ross
Credit Hours: 2
CRN: 80167
Day(s): Monday
Location: Hazel Hall 222
Time: 12:00 noon-1:50pm
Enrollment Limit: Please see Patriot Web
Syllabus: Go to syllabus
Course Documents:
Exam Date/Time: 12-10-2010 12:00 noon
Prerequisites: None
General Description: This is a profession-specific civics course for aspiring lawyers. It is about the evolution of American law and legal institutions from colonial times to the end of the 19th century. By the end of the course you should have anecdotal knowledge of, and a comprehensive appreciation for, the development of courts and their relations with legislatures, executives, interest groups, and the general public; of legislation, regulation, and doctrine; of legal education; and of the organized bar – up to about the year 1900.This course is not an introduction to modern American law or government; rather, students are expected to have an understanding of those subjects sufficiently deep and current to enable them to understand analogical and passing references to modern topics.