American Legal History Survey: Syllabus

7 Pages Posted: 29 Aug 2012

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Anders Walker

Saint Louis University - School of Law

Date Written: 2012


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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Walker, Anders, American Legal History Survey: Syllabus (2012). Available at SSRN: or

Anders Walker (Contact Author)

Saint Louis University - School of Law ( email )

100 N. Tucker Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63101
United States

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