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Fall 2020 Seminar

Legal History Workshop: Legal Pluralism

Prerequisites: None

Exam Type: No Exam

This workshop aims to provide students with an historical perspective on the phenomenon of legal pluralism world-wide, but with a focus on the medieval and early modern worlds, Europe and its colonies. 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 currently writing on questions of legal pluralism. Further information about the topics to be covered will be available on the course website closer to the Fall 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 2046. Use the Canvas site for that course.