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Find out about the evolution of law and where we're headed with the History of Law courses listed below.

History Courses

7555/American Legal History - Search for National Identity

A historical approach to questions about American identity that have arisen regularly in the history of the Constitution.  Are we a single people, or an uneasy gathering of different cultural groups? One republic, or a confederation? What are American values? Is a secular government appropriate, or should the American constitution reflect the spirituality of its people? The laws concerning citizenship and human rights are a record of answers given at different times.

7591/History Topics

Classes offered under this designation explore special areas of interest, including newly developing areas of law, or specialties of visiting faculty and fellows.