Friday, September 14, 2012

The Survey: Sample Syllabus & See you in St. Louis!

My time is about up on Legal History Blog, thanks to Dan and Karen for the invite!   I look forward to my colleague Mary Ziegler's upcoming posts, and to seeing many of you in St. Louis for ASLH this November.  David Konig has done an outstanding job of organizing the event, and there are some truly spectacular venues on the schedule.  For anyone interested in the survey, I've posted a copy of last Spring's syllabus on SSRN here: American Legal History Survey: Syllabus.  Here's the intro:

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.