American Legal History: 20th Century

This is the home page for Professor Thomas D. Russell’s American Legal History of the 20th Century. 


Offered for the first time in the Spring of 2010 at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, this course is a survey of notable law-related events in the United States during the 20th century.


There is one text for the course:  Lawrence M. Friedman, American Law in the 20th Century.


The topics considered in the course include the 13th, 14th, and 15th amendments; civil rights; educational segregation, corporations; crime; the legal profession; tort law; consumer rights; the New Deal; health care; marriage; divorce; gay rights including gay marriage; immigration; labor; and, along the way, a hodge-podge of varying law-related topics. 

© Thomas D. Russell 2013