Instructor permission required, LA101, GB103, or GB110
Earle and Sloan Travel Fellowship Available:
International Citizens Group Study Abroad Scholarship Available:
Herbert J. and Susan P. Maletz Study Abroad Scholarship Available:
Students study the developments in early English history that form the basis of the American common law system. As part of our study, we travel to London during spring break to enrich our understanding of this English foundation by visiting places and people relevant to course materials. These materials in the form of readings, case studies, and discussion focus on the period from 1066-1215. Specifically, topics include the historical origins of the common law system under Henry II and the establishment of limits on royal authority under Magna Carta. The travel component includes visits to Windsor Castle, Runnymede, Canterbury Cathedral, the law courts, a meeting with a Member of Parliament, and a number of other London sites. Also included are an evening at theatre, a meal at the original Hard Rock Café, and a visit to the Tower of London.