Spring 2018
7303 WRS: Early American Legal History - PALMER- 22804

Professor(s): Robert Palmer (EMERTI)

Credits: 3

Course Areas: Law And Society/ Interdisciplinary 

Time: 9:00a-10:30a  TTHLocation:  

Course Outline: Survey of American Legal and Constitutional History, primarily from 1776 to 1940, with an emphasis on rights, federalism (both state and federal constitutional law), and constitutional ideas embedded in the common law.

Course Syllabus: Syllabus

Course Notes: This course is cross-listed with the History Department. This course will meet at the Law Center.  Quota=12.


First Day Assignments: English Heritage: P & Z, Prologue, Sections A and B
Colonial Background: P & Z, Chapter 1, Sections A and B
Republican Ideology: P & Z, Chapter 1, Section D;

Final Exam Schedule:    

This course will have:

Satisfies Skills Course Requirement: No
Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: Yes

Experiential Course Type: no

Bar Course: No

Course Materials (1/11/2018 7:13:36 AM)

Book(s) Required

Course Materials: Stephen B. Presser and Jamil S. Zainaldin, Law and Jurisprudence in American History, 8th ed. (7th edition would be acceptable) AND Photocopied materials (Pickup in TUII-114 NOW as of 1/9/2018).