- Stephen B Presser - 312/503-8371 - Rubloff 229
- Rubloff Building 150 - MoWe 10:55AM - 11:50AM
- This course will introduce LLM students to the history and principal characteristics of the American public and private law systems, and to the Socratic teaching method. It is a required course for LLM's, and lays the foundation for understanding other courses in American public and private law. Topics that will be covered include the relationship of American law to that of England, the legal and constitutional theories that justified the American Revolution and the framing of the federal constitution of 1789, the allocation of power between the state and federal government, the continuing nexus between American law and politics, and other aspects of the nature of American jurisprudence.
- The key developments in American Law and Jurisprudence over the past two centuries.
- Lecture: Two 55 minute sessions weekly, using the Socratic method and lectures.
- Exam, final: 100% of final grade.
- Presser & Zainaldin, Law and Jurisprudence in American History (7th ed. 2009). ISBN-13: 978-0314187833
- LLM Candidates only
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