American Legal History - LAW 772

1-3 Hours

This course deals with the history of the United States viewed through aspects of the law, the legal profession, legal education, and the evolution of constitutional principles.  Focus is on the background and context of the growth of American law and legal institutions and on the ways in which law and legal concepts have been centrally important in American History.  Major emphasis is given to the period of the Revolution, the growth of positivism, the Gilded Age, the Progressive Era, the New Deal, and the Cold War period.

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