Comparative Constitutional Law
Course Number: 828
This course introduces the various topics of constitutional law from a comparative perspective. The course will analyze the concepts and theories of constitutional law and will look at the practical application of these concepts in contemporary liberal democracies. Topics are selected to provide students with a basic understanding of the issues surrounding contemporary constitutional law, such as the competing perspectives that are found in the different constitutional designs. Instead of focusing on details of the laws in these various jurisdictions, this course will emphasize theories and concepts. The course material draws on various theoretical approaches -- including political and legal philosophy, legal history and social theory -- as well as traditional doctrinal approaches.
Students should also check the current course schedule to view any semester- specific changes to the course description, units, or grading options.