Spring 2016

Medieval Law


Spring 2016






History 2080 (formerly 2126)
(Medieval Law)


The “Learned Law”: 1000–1600
Information and Announcements

 Law 2166
(Legal History Seminar:
Continental Legal History)




Prof. Donahue


  Spring, 2016


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 2166 (Legal History Seminar: Continental Legal History). 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 3011. 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 11:07 in the Yard, Sever 202). For more information on the course/seminar and its requirements, I have posted a joint syllabus.

The first meeting will be on Tue., Jan. 26. 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.


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