Spring 2015
    Law No.: LAW9233
    Sched. No.: 115219564

Global Legal History*
Section 1
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Halliday, Paul D.



Administrative Information:
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Days, Times (Room):T, 1600-1800 (TBA)
Credits:3Type:Seminar
Capacity:8 **This information is current as of 09/29/2014 06:12:40 AM**
Current Enrollment:0 **This information is current as of 09/29/2014 06:12:40 AM**

Course Description:

This course considers European legal regimes as they moved around the globe. It examines those regimes’ interactions with one another and with non-European legal cultures from roughly 1500 to 1900. Themes include: conflicting ideas of property; interaction of settler and indigenous peoples; the law of nations and the law of war; and piracy and the law of the sea. Readings may include works by early modern legal thinkers such as Vitoria, Grotius, and Vattel, as well as moden scholarship: e.g. Stuart Banner, Possessing the Pacific; Lauren Benton, A Search for Sovereignty; Lisa Ford, Settler Sovereignty; as well as shorter works concerned with legal history methods. The course will have multiple short writing assignments and a take-home exam.

NOTE: Laptops are not allowed during class sessions.

COURSE REQUIREMENT: Short writing assignments and a take home exam