American Legal History: From Reconstruction to the Present

American Legal History: From Reconstruction to the Present

Professor Laura Weinrib
Fall 2018 course
W 5:00pm - 7:00pm in Hauser Hall Room 104; Th, F 9:30am - 11:30am in Hauser Hall Room 104
3 classroom credits

Prerequisite: None

Exam Type: Any Day Take-Home

This course examines major legal and constitutional conflicts in American history beginning with Reconstruction. Topics include law and social movements, the role of the courts, rights consciousness, the legal profession, and legal thought. Students will connect legal texts and legal struggles to broader developments in social, cultural, and political history.

Note: This course will meet over six weeks from September 26 through November 2.

Subject Areas: Legal History