History | Law in America
A200 | 2961 | Grossberg


Law in America will examine the American legal system from the
Revolution to the present.  It will use trials, judicial opinions,
statutes, stories, films, and other materials to study criminal
prosecutions, private law suits, and constitutional conflicts.  The
aim of the course is to help students understand why law has had such
a powerful role in the development of American society and the
consequences of the American reliance on law.  Students will be asked
to complete book reports, a mid-term exam, a final exam, and periodic
in-class assignments.  Reading for the will include a collection of
legal cases and documents, books on topics such as child custody,
murder, and class action injury trials, and short stories by authors
like Herman Melville.