Course Details for L. Joe Dunman - Winter - 2018-19

London in the Age of Revolutions

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L. Joe Dunman is an Assistant Professor of Legal Studies at Morehead State University in Morehead, Kentucky. At Morehead State, Legal Studies is an ABA-accredited, four-year program that serves both students training to become paralegals and students preparing for law school. Professor Dunman teaches a wide variety of courses, including Legal Research and Writing, Torts, Trial Practice, Law and Individual Rights, and Law and Society. His research interests include constitutional law (rights and liberties), judicial history, jurisprudence, employment law, law and religion, and torts. Prior to joining the faculty at Morehead State in 2017, Professor Dunman taught as an adjunct professor at Bellarmine University and the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law. Before teaching, Professor Dunman practiced law as a litigation attorney, representing clients in constitutional, employment, contract, and personal injury cases. He also had the honor to represent the Kentucky plaintiffs in the landmark Supreme Court case of Obergefell v. Hodges, which ultimately legalized same-sex marriage nationwide in 2015. Professor Dunman is a native of Louisville, Kentucky, where he lives with his wife Sarah and dog Doug. (More Info)

Faculty:
L. Joe Dunman (More Info)

Course:
London in the Age of Revolutions

Program Dates:
December 26, 2018 - January 8, 2019

Honors Credit:
Available

WKU Course:
HIST 491

Discipline(s):
History , Legal Studies , Philosophy , Government

Course Description:
From 1765 to 1815, London was a cultural, intellectual, and political hub of revolutionary thought--a capital of philosophy, law, literature, and theater. Come explore the center of the British Empire and study the history of revolutionary ideas and culture. Visit the center of Legal London- -the Inns of Court and Temple Church; Westminster Hall and the Houses of Parliament, site of the biggest slavery case of the era; the Bankside and Dockland where slave ships docked and the financial hub of the City of London which financed it; and the theatres and pubs of Covent Garden and the Strand where the revolutionary generation worked and played.

Prerequisites:
None

Physical Activity Requirements:
Students need to be able to walk at least three miles per day.

Course Highlights:
  1. Open to anyone, majors and non-majors
  2. Undergraduate credit for History or Legal Studies
  3. Learn how London was the capital of America and of the financial world during the era of the American and French Revolutions
  4. Visit Houses of Parliament in Westminster
  5. Visit Legal London to see where lawyers trained and conducted trials
  6. See the places where America's founders lived, walked, and played while in London
  7. Learn about the transatlantic slave trade and the birth of the social movement to abolish slavery
  8. Tour London's museums and galleries, including the homes of philosophers and war heroes
  9. Visit the world-famous Cutty Sark and the Prime Meridian at Greenwich
  10. Attend a play in one of London's eighteenth-century theaters