Fordham Law

The Supreme Court in the United States and World History

The course examines the place of the Supreme Court in United States and world history from 1776 to 1976. It considers how the thinking of the Justices was shaped by the economic, social and intellectual trends of their times and the impact of their decisions on American jurisprudence. Included will be a study of the historical backdrop: the Federalist-Jeffersonian struggle, Jacksonian democracy, slavery, the Westward Movement, the growth of industry and cities, social democracy and the effect of war emergencies on civil liberties. 
Credits: 2

Type: SEM

Does this course satisfy the writing requirement? Yes

Is this course open to LL.M. students? Yes