LAW7856 - Jackson

LAW7856 - Jackson

Course Number: 

7856

Type: 

Lecture

Credits: 

2

Prerequisite(s):

none

(Robert H.) Jackson remarked that Reichmarschall Goring "stuck a pudgy finger in every pie." Jackson too had many pies: country lawyer; Attorney General, Justice of the Supreme Court, Chief Prosecutor for the United States before the International Military Tribunal sitting at Nuremberg. To each of these offices, most influentially the last, he brought characteristically American virtues and limitations. Using opinions, oral arguments, films and other materials, this course studies the paradigmatic legal life in its social and political contexts. It connects conveyancing with crimes against humanity, Pollock v. Williams, with Johnson v. Eisentrager (and eventually with Rasul v. Bush).