Urban Legal History

Section 1, Spring 19

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 16/16
Credits: 3
Day Time Room Start Date End Date
12/31/1969 12/31/1969

Course Description

This research seminar will focus on the legal issues relating to Charlottesville’s political, social, and economic development. It will explore larger themes in land use, local government, and property theory by studying the physical development of Charlottesville and Albemarle from 1634 to the present. Readings and class sessions will address, among other topics, colonial land development in Virginia; town-gown relations among the University and local governments; transportation history surrounding railroads and streets; urban renewal; segregation in public spaces; and ongoing challenges in housing.

Course Requirements

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

Final Type (if any): None

Written Work Product
Written Work Product: Students will be required to submit a substantial research paper via EXPO (due by noon on the last day of the final exam period).

Other Work

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

Graduation Requirements

*Satisfies Writing Requirement: Yes
**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.

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Modified Type
Cross Listed: No
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Public Syllabus Link: None
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