American Legal History: From Reconstruction to the Present

American Legal History: From Reconstruction to the Present

Professor Laura Weinrib
Fall 2019 course
M, T 1:00pm - 3:00pm in Pound Hall Room 101
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 not meet twice every week; the exact schedule will be announced before the semester begins.

Subject Areas: Legal History