United States Legal History


Law and society in the United States from the American Revolution to the present. Changing institutional structures of the American legal system, popular understandings of legal authority, and the social uses of law. Includes such topics as property, crime, and legal personhood; the law's impact on social identity and access to power; the consequences of economic and social transformations for America's legal order. Instructors: Staff
Curriculum Codes
  • CCI
  • R
  • CZ
  • SS
Typically Offered
Fall and/or Spring