American Legal History Survey: Syllabus

Anders Walker

Saint Louis University - School of Law


This syllabus provides an overview of American Legal History, focusing on the manner in which law has been used to organize American society. Several themes will be traced through the semester, including law’s role in encouraging innovation and regulating social relations, in part through the elaboration of legal disciplines like property, tort, contract, criminal law, tax, business associations, administrative law, environmental law, securities regulation, commercial law, immigration, and health law. Emphasis will also be placed on the origins and evolution of constitutional law, from the founding to the present.

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Date posted: August 29, 2012  

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Walker, Anders, American Legal History Survey: Syllabus (2012). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2137814 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2137814

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Saint Louis University - School of Law ( email )
100 N. Tucker Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63108
United States

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