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Martin Kevorkian, Chair CAL 226, Mailcode B5000, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-4991

Fall 2007

E 324 • History of English as a Language of Law

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
35785 MWF
9:00 AM-10:00 AM
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Course Description

Will Not Count Toward a Major in English.

We will study the History of Early English by way of learning the meanings of law terms, e.g., "law," "case," "fee," "tenant," "saek," "moot," "pleas," "procedure," "brief." We will start with Anglo-Saxon terms, proceed to Anglo-Norman terms and add on terms and notions borrowed from Latin (Rome), Old Norse (Vikings) and German (Riparian).

Grading Policy

Grades assigned on attendance, papers/quizzes, final. You have to have an "A" in all three areas to earn an A. Miss more than two classes and I will drop your grade one full letter.


Alfred's Saxon (Anglo-Norman/Latin)
Alfred's Henry I's and II's (Anglo-Norman/Latin)
"Pleas of the Crown" (Anglo-Norman Justices in Eyre, Old French with facing English translation).
We will not go much beyond 1300.

All texts are Xeroxed, at IT Copy (next to Firehouse on MLK).


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