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267 sec. 1 - American Legal History (Spring 2012)

Instructor: Harry N. Scheiber  (view instructor's profile)
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Units: 3
Meeting Time: Th 2:10-5:00
Meeting Location: 2240 Piedmont

Course Start: January 12, 2012


Readings in this seminar will treat major topics in American legal and constitutional history from the colonial period to nearly the present. Assignments in cases and specialized materials will be the basis for class discussion and student reports. Each student will be asked to select a topic for the research paper (eligible for the Writing Requirement) early in the semester; the paper will be due on last day of final exams. Central organizing themes will be the history and changing constitutional theories of federalism; the balance of security and liberty in wartime and in emergencies; and public rights, regulation, and private property. Enrollment is limited. Students are asked to apply (hscheiber@law.berkeley.edu) sending a short c.v., a list of courses in Law completed to date, and optionally a statement of undergraduate courses of relevance.

Prerequisites:
There are no formal prerequisites, but some prior formal study of American history will be especially useful.

This course may satisfy the Writing Requirement.

Exam Notes: P
Course Category: Jurisprudence and Social Policy (JSP)
This course is cross-listed in the following categories:
History and Historical Law
Public Law and Policy

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Readers:
A reader will be used in this class.

Books:
Required Books are in blue

  • American Legal History: Cases and Materials
    Hall (Kermit), Finkelman (Paul) and Ely (James)
    Edition: 4th edition, 2010
    Publisher: Oxford U Press
    ISBN: 9780195395426
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: $59.95
    Note: prices are sampled from internet bookstores. Folletts prices are unavailable at this time.
  • Law and the Conditions of Freedom
    Hurst, James Willard
    Edition: paperback, current in print
    Publisher: U of Wisconsin Press
    ISBN: 9780299013639
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: 18
    Note: prices are sampled from internet bookstores. Ned's prices are unavailable at this time.
  • The Constitution besieged
    Howard Gillman
    Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 1993.
    ISBN: 9780822316428
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: 10.25
    Note: prices are sampled from internet bookstores. Ned's prices are unavailable at this time.

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