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Spring 2022 Seminar

Legal History Workshop: Intimacy and the Law

Classroom: For weeks 1, 2, 7, 11, and 12, this workshop will meet in WCC 3011 and in Hauser 104 for Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, and 10.

Prerequisites: None

Exam Type: No Exam

This workshop aims to provide students with a historical perspective on the intersections between law and society in the United States. Assignments and class discussions will feature a mix of major works in the field of legal history, introducing students to critical methodologies and historiographical debates, and workshop presentations by leading historians writing on the legal regulation of intimacy, including such topics as abortion rights, marriage, sexuality, and family life. Further information about the topics to be covered will be available closer to the Spring semester.

Law students will have the choice of adding a writing credit to this two-credit workshop by completing a substantial paper. Those who choose to write a substantial paper will receive three credits (two classroom, one writing) upon successful completion of the course; those who do not complete substantial papers will receive two classroom credits. All FAS graduate students who enroll in the workshop must complete a substantial paper and will receive four credits upon successful completion of the course.

Note: This course is jointly-listed with FAS as History 2475.