Legal History of the Founding Period

Section 1, Spring 20

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 12/16
Credits: 3
Day Time Room Start Date End Date
  • F
  • 0920-1120
  • WB121
01/24/2020 04/24/2020

Course Description

This class explores the legal world of the late eighteenth century, from the period just before the Revolution to the ratification of the Constitution. Among other topics, the class covers debates over the economic and political conditions that shaped the constitutional moment, and the implications of those debates for constitutional interpretation.

Course Requirements

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

Final Type (if any): None
Description: None

Written Work Product
Written Work Product: Over the thirteen weeks of the course, students will be required to write 10 short (2-page) reading response papers. The papers should be submitted directly to the professor (not via EXPO).

Other Work

Other Course Details
Prerequisites: None Concurrencies: None
Mutually Exclusive With: None
Laptops Allowed: No
First Day Attendance Required: No
Course Notes: This course is cross-listed with the History Dept. (HIST 7559). The class capacity for this course reflects the number of seats initially held for Law 9301 enrollments and the remaining seats will be initially held for HIST 7559 enrollments.

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 6301
Concentrations: Legal History
Public Syllabus Link: None
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Opens: Tuesday, April 14, 12:01 AM
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Closes: Sunday, April 26, 11:59 PM