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Spring 2024 Course

American Legal History: From Reconstruction to the Present

Prerequisites: None

Exam Type: In Class

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.

This course is cross-listed with the History Department at FAS as History 1219.