CLA402 – History and Introduction to Law


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This course begins with a history of Anglo-American law. It covers the development of our legal system and its various functions such as courts, juries, judges, lawyers, legislatures, and others. It traces the beginnings and development of several legal concepts such as property in land, liability for injury, and business incorporation, among others.

3 credits

Books required for this course:

  • Historical Introduction to Anglo-American Law (Frederick Kempin)
  • American Law and the American Legal System (Lloyd Bonfield)
  • Jurisprudence: Legal Philosophy (Surya Sinha)
  • Judicial Process (William Reynolds)