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U.S. Lgl Hist I (LAW-606-001)
May

Meets: 10:30 AM - 11:50 AM (TTH) - Room 501

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Notices

** IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT COURSE BOOKS ** I am deleting one of the originally-listed books from the required reading for U.S. Legal History I: American Law and the Constitutional Order. All but one of the remaining books can be purchased used at a very dramatic discount. Based on a quick look on Amazon, you can get used copies of : (1) Wiecek, Liberty Under Law (1988) for as little as 1 cent (plus shipping); (2) Hall and Karsten, The Magic Mirror (2d ed. 2008) for as little as $25.05 (plus shipping); (3) Bailyn, et al, The Great Republic, Volume 1 (4th ed. 1991) for less than $1 (plus shipping) (**Please note the campus store currently has a different version in stock, specifically, Bailyn, The Great Republic: A History of the American People: 1820-1920 (4th ed.)–please do not purchase this text, covering 1820-1920 as it is not the one we will be using); and (4) Horwitz, The Transformation of American Law, 1780-1860 (1979) for as little as $14.43 (plus shipping). Unfortunately, it does not appear that the third edition of the Urofsky and Finkelman, March of Liberty text can be purchased used at any dramatic discount. It will be a core book this term. ** A limited number of copies of each of these texts will be available in the library reserve stacks.

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Textbooks and Other Materials

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(1) Wiecek, Liberty Under Law (1988); (2) Hall and Karsten, The Magic Mirror (2d ed. 2008); (3) Bailyn, et al, The Great Republic, Volume 1 (4th ed. 1991) (**Please note the campus store currently has a different version in stock, specifically, Bailyn, The Great Republic: A History of the American People: 1820-1920, 4th ed.–please do not purchase this text, covering 1820-1920 as it is not the one we will be using); (4) Horwitz, The Transformation of American Law, 1780-1860 (1979); (5) Urofsky and Finkelman, A March of Liberty (3d ed. 2011). ** A limited number of copies of each of these texts will be available in the library reserve stacks.

First Class Readings

For our first class, please read: David M. Walker, “Ancient Law” in David M. Walker, The Oxford Companion to Law 55-60 (1980) (copies of this article are available on library reserve as well as electronically in the Reserve Reading folder in the Course Materials section of the MyWCL site for this course) Kermit Hall and Peter Karsten, The Magic Mirror 7-9(middle) (2d ed. 2009) J.H. Baker, An Introduction to English Legal History 1-10 (4th ed. 2002) (copies of the extract from J.H. Baker also are available on library reserve as well as electronically in the Reserve Reading folder in the Course Materials section of the MyWCL site for this course.) Not required, but possibly of interest, on Ancient Greek and Roman Law Russ VerSteeg, The Essentials of Greek and Roman Law (2010) (Selection), especially at pages 10, 13-14, 97-98, and 111-12 (On Reserve at MyWCL site)

Syllabus

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