Prerequisite: Open to sophomores, juniors and seniors in the Honors Program, or with permission of the instructor. (First semester—odd years/3 credits)
This course is an analysis of great political trials (both Western and non-Western) that have reflected the political controversies of their time. We will examine the Western tradition of law and legal analysis through trials held in the United States, France and England. An analysis of trials held under socialist, Islamic and indigenous political systems will provide an opportunity for contrast and comparison with the Western tradition of law.