Lawyers, Kings, Despots, and Revolutionaries: How Lawyers Create and Destroy Political Freedom

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This course examines the role that lawyers across time and space have played in creating and defending democrat government that respects the rule of law.  We will examine the role that lawyers played in insulating the rule of law from the arbitrary exercise of monarchical power, the role lawyers have played in since 1900 in defending democracy and the rule of law from authoritarian governments, and evaluate the performance of lawyers in defending these institutions in in the United States.

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