Comparative Constitutional Law

Course Information

Course Number
L6223
Curriculum Level
Upperclass
Areas of Study
Constitutional Law, International and Comparative Law, Human Rights
Type
Lecture
Additional Attributes
1L-Elective, Online Course

Section 001 Information

Instructors

Section Description

This course in comparative constitutional law will compare approaches to the separation of powers, federalism, judicial review, rights, and so forth. The aim will be to understand how different constitutional orders have addressed some common and defining themes in public law. It will also cover a set of topics that have shaped recent reflections in comparative constitutionalism, from the value of comparative study to global trends in the character of constitutional systems. The course will assess both contrasting legal and doctrinal approaches across a variety of jurisdictions, including the United States, United Kingdom, South Africa, and India, as well as evaluate the possibilities and limitations of comparative constitutional law, both as a judicial practice and as a field of scholarly and academic inquiry.

School Year & Semester
Spring 2021
Location
TBA TBA
Schedule
Class meets on
  • Monday
  • Wednesday
1:15 - 2:45 pm
Points
3
Method of Evaluation
Exam
J.D Writing Credit?
No

Learning Outcomes

Primary
  • At the end of the course, students will have acquired understanding of and/or facility in judicial, legislative and/or administrative processes
  • At the end of the course, students will have acquired understanding of and/or facility in the influences of political institutions in law
  • At the end of the course, students will have acquired understanding of and/or facility in comparative law analysis of legal institutions and the law
Secondary
  • At the end of the course, students will have acquired understanding of and/or facility in doctrinal analysis, including close reading of cases and precedents, and application to facts
  • At the end of the course, students will have acquired understanding of and/or facility in values-based considerations in law-making
  • At the end of the course, students will have acquired understanding of and/or facility in jurisprudential considerations in legal analysis

Course Limitations

Instructor Pre-requisites
Constitutional Law (of any system)
Instructor Co-Requisites
None
Recommended Courses
None
Other Limitations
None