U.S. Legal History: Directed Reading (21113). 2 units. This seminar will take up readings in the history of law in British North America and the United States from European contact into the 1960s and 1970s. Topics include law in the colonies and among Native peoples; legal controversies of the American Revolution and the Constitution; the laws of capitalism and slavery; the jurisprudence of the Civil War and Reconstruction; legal education and the legal profession; the rise of the administrative state; and the civil rights revolution and its aftershocks. Paper required. Enrollment limited to 20. Also HIST 762b. J.F. Witt.
Note: This seminar will meet according to the Law School calendar.