Spring 2014
    Law No.: LAW7723
    Sched. No.: 114219948

U.S. Bill of Rights in Comparative Common Law Perspective (SC)
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Rishworth, Paul



Administrative Information:
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Days, Times (Room):MTWR, 1405-1535 (SL284)
Credits:1Type:Lecture - short course
Capacity:19 **This information is current as of 04/16/2014 06:14:35 AM**
Current Enrollment:16 **This information is current as of 04/16/2014 06:14:35 AM**

Course Description:

This short course meets Monday-Thursday, 2:05-3:35 p.m., April 7-17.

This course examines a series of human rights controversies, so as to see how they are resolved in each of the countries to be compared (U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa) and also by the European Court of Human Rights. The case studies will concern "liberty" (end of life issues, children's rights); "expression" (regulation of offensive and harmful speech and conduct); "religion" (religion in public life, and the interaction of freedom of religion and anti-discrimination law); as well as "social and economic rights" (health care, water, welfare).

The case studies are selected to enable discussion about similarities and differences between the US and the other selected states, both in the outcome of rights controversies and in the means employed to resolve them (for example, the respective roles of courts and legislatures, modes of judicial review, understandings of state action doctrine, and so on)."

ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENT: Attendance at all class sessions is expected
PREREQUISITE: Constitutional Law recommended, but not required
COURSE REQUIREMENT: Examination

Prerequisites:Constitutional Law recommended, but not required