Dec 02, 2020  
2019-2020 College of Liberal Arts (Admitted Fall 2019/Spring 2020) 
    
2019-2020 College of Liberal Arts (Admitted Fall 2019/Spring 2020) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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HIST 320 - Modern American Legal History

4 credits
A detailed survey of the major developments in American legal reasoning from the colonial period to the present, of the major legal decisions beginning with Dartmouth College, of the origins and development of the common law, and of the major sensational trials in American history. While the course will consider developments and legal events as far back as the 17th century, the bulk of the course coverage will begin with passage of the 14th Amendment and end in the present day. CLA-Breadth/Humanities, CLA-Writing Intensive



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