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Undergraduate Course Details
Number HST 210
Title Legal History
Credits 3.0
Distribution DIII


A one-semester course examining the historical development of the fundamental concepts of Anglo-American law. These concepts include subject areas covered in the first year law school curricula: real and personal property, torts, contracts, criminal law, courts and procedural rules. The substantive and procedural aspects of the common law are traced and the significance of the developments in statutory law is explained. The historical background of modern landlord-tenant statutes and of consumer law remedies is also covered. Not open to students who have received credit for HIS210.