Legal History Courses

The courses listed below provide a taste of the Legal History courses offered at the Law School, although no formal groupings exist in our curriculum. This list includes the courses taught in the 2012-13 and 2013-14 school years. Not all of these courses are offered every year, but this list will give you a representative sample of the variety of courses we might offer over any two-year period. Other new courses will likely be offered during your time at the Law School. To browse course descriptions for the current year, visit our Students section.

American Indian Law

American Law and the Rhetoric of Race

American Legal History, 1607-1870

American Legal History: The Twentieth Century

Development of Legal Institutions

European Legal History

Evolution of Legal Doctrine

Greenberg Seminar: Race and Place in Chicago

Greenberg Seminar: States and Markets in American History

Greenberg Seminar: The Life and Times of the Warren Court (1954-1968)

Historical Semantics and Legal Interpretation: Questions and Methods

History of Civil Liberties in the United States

Human Rights II: History and Theory

Labor History and the Law

Legalistic Wrongdoing in Hitler's Europe and Postwar Restitution in American Federal Courts

Life in the Law


Originalism and its Critics

Roman Law

The Evolving Relationship between the Federal Government and the States

The Grand Jury: History, Law, and Practice

The Interbellum Constitution

Theories of Property