Law and American History: From Reconstruction through the 1920s

Section 1, Spring 19

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 32/56
Credits: 3
Day Time Room Start Date End Date
12/31/1969 12/31/1969

Course Description

A survey of the relationship between law and American history from Reconstruction through the 1920s. Topics to be covered include civil rights in the Reconstruction era, law and the opening of the transcontinental west, foreign relations law, immigration law, the transformation of nineteenth-century contract and commercial law, the evolving law of domestic relations, the emergence and development of tort law, the treatment of crimes, the emergence of modern American legal education, and several dimensions of the work of the Supreme Court, including its internal deliberative process and its police power, race relations, and free speech cases.

Course Requirements

Exam Info:
Midterm Type (if any): None
Description: None

Final Type (if any): None

Written Work Product
Written Work Product: Two "response" papers, no more than 10 double-spaced pages, inclusive of footnotes. The papers will ask students to react critically to some argument the instructor has made in the course. The first paper will be due March 18 at 5:00pm via EXPO, and the second will be due April 25 at 5:00pm via EXPO.

Other Work

Other Course Details
Prerequisites: None Concurrencies: None
Mutually Exclusive With: None
Laptops Allowed: Yes
First Day Attendance Required: No
Course Notes:

Graduation Requirements

*Satisfies Writing Requirement: No
**Credits For Prof. Skills Requirement: No
Satisfies Professional Ethics: No

*Yes means professor requires everyone in the course to submit a substantial research paper (which is the requirement standard in Academic Policies), so no paperwork required to be submitted to SRO. No means student must timely submit paperwork to SRO if intending to use a paper in this course to satisfy the Writing Requirement.

**Yes indicates course credits count towards UVA Law’s Prof. Skills graduation requirement, not necessarily a skills requirements for any particular state bar.

Schedule No.
Law No.
Modified Type
Cross Listed: Yes
Cross-Listed Course Mnemonic: HIUS 7055
Concentrations: Legal History
Public Syllabus Link: None
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