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HIST 4465 Law and American Society (Fall: 3 )

Course Description

An examination of the role of the law in American life from colonial times to the present. This course is designed to acquaint the student with the influence of legal institutions upon the development of American political, social and economic patterns. Special attention will be given to the part played by the legal profession in the shaping of American society. This is not a course on the fine points of judicial logic, but a study of how Americans have viewed the law and use it to achieve their vision of a good society.

Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Mark Gelfand

Prerequisites: The History Core, Parts I and II.

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Last Updated: 24-Jun-17