Spring 2018


CONSTITUTIONAL AND LEGAL
HISTORY OF
CONTINENTAL EUROPE

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Spring 2018

Medieval Studies 119
(Constituional and Legal History
of Medieval Continental Europe)

 Law 2165
(Legal History:
Continental Legal History)

 

Professor Donahue

  Spring, 2018

 

I am offering both a course (for undergraduate, graduate, and law students) and course/seminar (principally for graduate and law students) this semester in Continental legal and constitutional history. Each offering is listed in both the FAS and the Law School catalogues, and you register through the registrar of your school. The requirements for the course (Medieval Studies 119, Law 2165) are a bit different, depending on whether you are an undergraduate, a law student, or an FAS graduate student.

The basic information and requirements for undergraduates are given in the fact sheet for undergraduates, below. For more details on the course and its requirements, see the syllabus.

The basic information and requirements for the law and graduate students are given in the fact sheet for law students, below. For more details on the course and its requirements, see the syllabus.

GRADUATE STUDENTS IN THE FAS SHOULD FOLLOW THE COURSE FOR THE LAW STUDENTS.

The course/seminar is History 2080 (formerly History 2126) (Medieval Law) and Law 2166 (Legal History Seminar: Continental Legal History) is a graduate-level reading course/seminar with short papers. It meets on Tuesdays from 5:00–7:00 in WCC 3008. It will cover many of the same topics as this course, although in a somewhat different order and in more depth. For more information see the website.

 

Fact Sheet for Undergraduates

Course

Medieval Studies 119
(Constitutional and Legal History of Medieval Continental Europe)

Lectures

Mon., Wed. 11:10–12:00, Room Sever 202

Section

To be arranged (for undergraduates only)

Discussion Class

Fri. 11:10–12:00, Room Sever 202 (principally for undergraduates)

Required reading 

Donahue, Documents on Continental Legal History (multilith, passed out in class and available gratis from Mr. Matthiessen in Room 518 of Hauser Hall)
van Caenegem, An Historical Introduction to Private Law (out of print; selections are posted on the website)

Recommended reading

The syllabus suggests some secondary reading for each week of the course. All of the suggested secondary reading is posted on the website.

Requirements
(for undergraduates) 

Respnse paper for each section meeting; hour exam (Fri., Mar. 09), short paper (select topic by Fri., Mar. 23, draft by Wed., Apr. 25, final Wed., May 02), and either a final exam or term paper (see syllabus)

Requirements
(for FAS graduate students) 

Same as the law students; see below

Fact Sheet For Law and Graduate Students

 Course

 Law 2165
(Legal History: Continental Legal History

Lectures

Mon., Wed. 11:10–12:00, Room Sever 202

Section

Tue., 10:15–11:45, Room WCC 3007 (for law students and FAS graduate students).

Required reading 

Donahue, Documents on Continenatal Legal and History (multilith, available in HLS Distribution Center)
van Caenegem, An Historical Introduction to Private Law (out of print; selections are posted on the website)

Recommended reading

The syllabus suggests some secondary reading for each week of the course. All of the suggested secondary reading is posted on the website.

Requirements

Short paper (see syllabus), take-home exam (distributed Mon., Apr. 23, due Mon., May 07; see syllabus).

 

GRADUATE STUDENTS IN THE FAS SHOULD FOLLOW THE COURSE FOR THE LAW STUDENTS. This means they should attend the Tuesday section in the Law School; they need not attend the Friday discussion class, and their requirements (readings, paper, exam, etc.) are as for the law students.


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