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LAWS 6686 Anglo-American Legal History (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

A study of how law originates and changes, with an emphasis on some of the fundamental controversies of legal history. The course will cover Anglo-American law and legal institutions from the Anglo-Saxon period through the twentieth-century legal realist movement, and will examine closely the origins of the courts and the jury, the sources of law, the development of precedent justice, and the growth of the legal profession. No previous background will be assumed, and the course will lead into the American Legal History course.


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Last Updated: 07-Oct-15