Fall 2014
    Law No.: LAW9007
    Sched. No.: 114821071

An American Half-Century*
Section 1
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Setear, John K.



Administrative Information:
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Days, Times (Room):W, 1540-1740 (SL284)
Credits:3Type:Seminar
Capacity:16 **This information is current as of 09/30/2014 06:12:41 AM**
Current Enrollment:14 **This information is current as of 09/30/2014 06:12:41 AM**

Course Description:

As 1940 drew to a close, the United States declared itself the "Arsenal of Democracy"; as 1991 drew to a close, the Soviet Union dissolved itself. In the roughly fifty years in between, the United States played a crucial role in defeating or containing totalitarian dictatorships in Germany, Italy, Japan, China, and the Soviet Union. This seminar examines whether law played a significant role in the outcomes of World War II and the Cold War, in terms both of international law and US constitutional law. (We will also refer to the current War on Terror.) No prior knowledge of the relevant history or law will be taken for granted.

COURSE REQUIREMENT: Either (a) a substantial research paper or (b) a short paper and an analytically rigorous project reflecting substantial research, such as a group presentation to the class or the creation of a website.
NOTE: Students seeking to satisfy the upper-level writing requirement must submit a completed Writing Requirement Intent Form to the Student Records Office no later than October 1, 2014 - retroactive exceptions will not be granted.