Legal Systems Very Different From Ours

Preliminary Syllabus, Spring 2012

1/10: Thinking about legal systems. Introduction.

1/12:  Imperial Chinese Law
Additional Readings.

1/17: Romani LawAdditional Readings.

1/19: Amish LawAdditional Readings.

1/24:
Jewish LawAdditional Readings.

1/26:
  Islamic LawAdditional Readings.

1/31: When God is the Legislator.

2/2:  Pirate LawAdditional Readings

2/7: Prisoner's LawAdditional Readings

2/9: Embedded and Polylegal Systems.

2/14: Saga Period IcelandAdditional Readings.

2/16: Somali LawAdditional Readings.

2/21: Administrative monday

2/23: Early Irish LawAdditional Readings. 

2/28:  Plains Indians.  Additional Readings.

3/2: Feud Law

3/6-3/12: Spring break

3/14: England in the 18th Century. Additional Readings.

3/16: Athenian Law. Additional Readings

3/21: Enforcing Rules

3/23: The Problem of Error

3/24:
 Drafts of papers due

3/28:   Making Law, Guarding the Guardians

3/30The next seven classes will be on student papers. Read the papers and be prepared to discuss, suggest problems or improvements. 

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4/25: Last Class. Ideas We Can Use