Program in Law & History
The Program in Law and History, established in 2007, supports the study of law in its historical context. The program brings together scholars and students from the University of Minnesota and around the world to foster teaching and research in all areas and periods of legal history.
Highlights of the Program in Law and History
- Numerous interdisciplinary courses that provide insight into the historical dynamics between law and social/cultural change, as well as instruction in the ways history figures in legal argument. Courses include the general survey course, American Legal History, as well as American Indian History, Civil Rights: Citizenship and Human Rights, Great Cases, Women's Legal History and many more choices.
- Erickson Graduate Fellowship in Law and History to support summer research in legal history.
- Collaboration with the interdisciplinary University of Minnesota Graduate Program in history, which unites emerging historians worldwide to investigate, interrogate, and interpret the past.
- Access to the Stefan A. Riesenfeld Rare Books Research Center, offering one of the country's outstanding collections of rare legal books and a first-rate resource for the study of American and English law and history.