Prerequisites: RCC*. Lectures and discussions exploring various topics in American legal history from colonial times to the twentieth century. Topics may include legal control of “deviants” (criminals, juvenile delinquents, paupers, political dissidents), the growth of legal institutions and the legal profession, developments in substantive private law, law and the economy, the problem of freedom of speech and press, the law of slavery, and the changing status of women and children. Other topics may be substituted or added from time to time. Satisfies perspective elective requirement.