English Legal History to 1776

Section 1ZO, Spring 21

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 3/10
Credits: 3

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:
Midterm Type (if any): None
Description: TBD

Final Type (if any): Due Date Only
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 Collab shortly after the conclusion of the course (details/instructions to be announced by the Professor).
Final Exam Notes:

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 Collab 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 Notes: This course will meet on Central Grounds (if in-person) and scheduled by the History Dept. Students taking the LAW class should be advised that the HIST class is housed in the History Dept. and will be governed by the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences (GSAS) academic calendar which starts a week later than the Law calendar in Spring 2021. 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

*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.
121218506
Law No.
LAW9286
Modified Type
Lecture
Cross Listed: Yes
Cross-Listed Course Mnemonic: HIST 9960 section 13
Concentrations: Legal History
Public Syllabus Link: None
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