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 2015-16 and 2016-17 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 Law and the Rhetoric of Race
American Legal History: The Twentieth Century
European Legal History
Evolution of Legal Doctrine
The Evolving Relationship between the Federal Government and the States
Fourteenth Amendment Seminar
The Grand Jury: History, Law, and Practice
Greenberg Seminar: 1968
Greenberg Seminar: Law and Empire in Historical Perspective 
Greenberg Seminar: Law and the Literature of the British Empire
Greenberg Seminar: Native Americans
Greenberg Seminar: Rebels 
Greenberg Seminar: Slavery and its Aftermaths 
Greenberg Seminar: The Natural History of Chicago 
The History of American Federalism: Origins to the Civil War 
History of Civil Liberties in the United States
Human Rights II: History and Theory
The Interbellum Constitution
Labor History and the Law
Life (and Death) in the Law
The Life and Times of the Warren Court
Roman Law