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Final Exam Questions

1993

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1993 QUESTION ONE

            What is the importance of equality--the ideal and the practice--in the history of American law from colonial times to the 1950s?

END OF QUESTION ONE

 

1993 QUESTION TWO

In the Documents, you have a selection from Jesse Root's Introduction to Reports of Cases. . ..  (Documents, pp. 148-170).  Root originally published this volume in 1796.  The edition that you have is a reprint edition from 1899.

            How would a lawyer alive in 1899 have reacted to Root's Introduction?  What parts of Root's presentation would continue to appear relevant or accurate to a lawyer at the end of the 19th century?  What parts would seem archaic?  In what ways would the reader of 1899 regard the nature of law differently than Root?  If a lawyer-reader of 1899 were to write such an introduction, what might he (or possibly she) include?

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