Law and American History: From the Colonial Years through the Civil War

Section 1, Fall 18

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 25/56
Credits: 3

Course Description

A survey of the relationship between law and American history from the colonial years through the Civil War. Topics to be covered include law and the conditions of agricultural household life, law and the founding of the American republic, the emergence of the Supreme Court, law and entrepreneurship, law and the dissolution of the Union, and law in the Civil War.

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, limited to 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. One will be due before fall break and the second will be due before the last day of classes.

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.

General Information

Schedule No.
Law No.
Modified Type
Cross Listed: Yes
Cross-Listed Course Mnemonic: HIUS 7559
Concentrations: Legal History
Public Syllabus Link: None
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