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Spring 2014
5331 English Legal History - PALMER- 24435

Professor(s): Robert Palmer (FACULTY)

Credits: 3

Course Areas: Law And Society/ Interdisciplinary 

Time: 2:30p-4:00p  TTH  Location: TUII-117 

Course Outline: This course covers English law from the twelfth to the eighteenth century. Content coverage is primarily property, contracts, torts, civil procedure and courts, and the growth of individual rights. In that coverage, emphasis is on the relationship between law and society, the conceptualization of successive legal systems in the Anglo-American legal tradition, and the reasons why legal doctrines and structures changed. Grades will be determined by a final test.

Course Syllabus: Syllabus

Course Notes: Cross listed with History Department. Class will meet in the College of Law.  


First Day Assignments: January 14-16


(a) Materials, Pt. 1, Section I: "General Material," pp. 1-8.*
Before the Common Law: Feudal Relationships and Family

(b) Robert C. Palmer, "The Feudal Framework of English Law" Michigan Law Review vol. 79 (1981), pp. 1130-40 (in Materials, Pt 2).

(c)Materials, Pt. 1, Section II: “The Nature of Courts and the Law before 1176,” pp. 9-26

Final Exam Schedule: 05/02 2-5pm  215 TU2    

This course will have:

Satisfies Skills Course Requirement: No
Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No

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