English Legal History to 1776

Section 1, Spring 22

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 4/15
Credits: 3
Day Time Room Start Date End Date
  • MW
  • 1400-1515
01/24/2022 04/29/2022

Course Description

This lecture course covers the development of legal institutions, legal ideas, and legal principles from the medieval period to the 18th century, emphasizing the impact of transformations in politics, society, and thought on the major categories of English law: property, torts and contracts, corporations, family law, constitutional and administrative law, and crime.

Course Requirements

Exam Info:
Final Type (if any): Flex
Description: The exam will have two components: a take-home exam consisting of two essays (approx. 2000 words each); and a 30-minute oral exam. The exam will be available via the University's Collab system (not EXPO) shortly after the conclusion of the course (details/instructions to be announced by the Professor).

Written Work Product
Written Work Product: TBD

Other Work

Other Course Details
Prerequisites: None Concurrencies: None
Mutually Exclusive With: None
Laptops Allowed: Yes
First Day Attendance Required: No
Course Resources: To be announced.
Course Notes: This course will meet on Central Grounds and scheduled by the History Dept. Students taking this LAW class (LAW 9286) should be advised that the HIEU class is housed in the History Dept. and will be governed by the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences (GSAS) academic calendar which may start at a different time than the Law calendar in Spring 2022. As a "cross-listed" course with the History Department, the number of seats in this LAW class reflect only a portion of the seats in the class.

Graduation Requirements

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

*If “Yes,” then students are required to submit a substantial research paper in this course, which means students do not need to submit any form to SRO for this paper to meet their upper-level writing requirement. If “No,” then students must submit a “special request” e-form to SRO (available via LawWeb) no later than five weeks after the start of the term for a paper in this class to be counted toward the upper-level 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: HIEU 9960 (Class No. 20964)
Concentrations: Legal History
Public Syllabus Link: None
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Opens: Thursday, April 21, 12:01 AM
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Closes: Sunday, May 01, 11:59 PM