Spring 2013

Medieval Law


Spring 2013






History 2080 (formerly 2126)
(Medieval Law)


The “Learned Law”: 10001600
Information and Announcements

 Law 96705A
(Legal History:
Continental Legal History: Seminar)




Prof. Donahue


  Spring, 2013


I am offering both a course and course/seminar this semester in Continental legal and constitutional history this semester. Each offering is listed in both the FAS and the Law School catalogues. The requirements for the course are a bit different, depending on whether one is an undergraduate, a law student, or an FAS graduate student. For the details, see the information sheet for the course. The course/seminar is History 2080 (Medieval Law) and Law 96705A (Legal History: Continental Legal History: Seminar). This is a graduate-level reading course/seminar with short papers. It meets on Tuesdays from 5:007:00 in Wasserstein Hall ( Law School ), in Room WCC 3015 . It will cover many of the same topics as the course, although in a somewhat different order and in more depth. The course/seminar assumes a basic knowledge of the material covered in the course. If you would like to pursue the topic at this level but feel uncomfortable with your basic knowledge of Continental constitutional and legal history, you may attend the course/seminar, but you should also attend the lectures in the course (Mon. and Wed. at 11:10 in the Yard, Sever 102 ). For more information on the course/seminar and its requirements, I have posted a joint syllabus.

The first meeting will be on Tuesday 29 January. The new calendar makes everything very tight. We really have to hit the ground running in the first session. In the syllabus I have either given you the URL of a website where you can find the essential readings for the first class or I have posted them on the course website.

The credit situation for the law students is a bit complicated. Everyone gets two classroom credits for the seminar. If you want to do your third-year paper in conjunction with the seminar, you should sign up for you third-year paper with me, and you will get an extra credit. If you are not doing your third-year paper in conjunction with the seminar, you should sign up for an hour of independent writing credit with me. That way everyone will get three credits for the seminar.



[Home Page]

Please send comments to Rosemary Spang

URL: http://www.law.harvard.edu /faculty/cdonahue/courses/lhsemclh/INFO_CLHSem.html
last modified: 01/20/13

Copyright 2011–2013. Charles Donahue, Jr.