Southwestern Law School Los Angeles, CA

Anglo-American Legal History

642 | 2.0 credits


This course will explore a range of topics in Anglo-American legal and constitutional history and will consider the relationship between legal and non-legal developments. We will begin by considering the origins & development of the English common law and the English constitutionalism. We will then turn our attention to the role of law in American society and consider, among other topics, the formation of the Constitution, slavery and race relations, regulation of the economy, marriage and the family, lawyers and legal education, Reconstruction, and American legal thought.