LAW7596 -Origins of English Common Law

LAW7596 - Origins of English Common Law

Course Number: 

7596

Type: 

Seminar

Credits: 

2.00/3.00 (min/max)

Prerequisite(s):

none

This online course will explore the origins and growth of the common law in medieval England. How did a centralized royal justice develop that created a regular circuit of judges, trial by jury, the grand jury for criminal indictments, and a routine system of specific legal actions that offered redress for disputes about property. The course will trace the growth of royal justice from the Anglo-Saxon period, through the Norman invasion, and into the innovative period of Angevin kingship under Henry II. Will also study the evolution of the idea of the rule of law during the struggle over the Magna Carta in the rule of King John.