Preliminary Syllabus, Spring 2012
1/10: Thinking about legal systems. Introduction.
1/12: Imperial Chinese Law. Additional Readings.
1/17: Romani Law. Additional Readings.
1/19: Amish Law. Additional Readings.
1/24: Jewish Law. Additional Readings.
1/26: Islamic Law. Additional Readings.
God is the Legislator.
2/2: Pirate Law. Additional
2/7: Prisoner's Law. Additional Readings
2/9: Embedded and Polylegal Systems.
2/14: Saga Period Iceland. Additional Readings.
2/16: Somali Law. Additional Readings.
2/23: Early Irish Law. Additional 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
3/23: The Problem of Error
3/24: Drafts of papers due
3/28: Making Law,
Guarding the Guardians
3/30: Drafts on Berber,
Nuer, Dinka, Ethiopian
The next seven classes will be on student papers. Read the papers and be prepared to discuss, suggest problems or improvements. I will pass out a signup sheet for each class so that students can choose which paper they wish to read and comment on.
and Mennonite, Monastic Orders
Welsh, Jesuit, Breton, Afrikaner
4/13: Akila, Other
Islamic Schools, Non-Fiqh
and Saudi, Committee
for the Promotion of Virtue
4/18: Fatimid, Carthage,
4/25: Last Class. Ideas
We Can Use