Fall 2014
    Law No.: LAW9231
    Sched. No.: 114821897

Constitution-Making*
Section 1
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Versteeg, Emiliana M.



Administrative Information:
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Days, Times (Room):W, 1540-1740 (WB121)
Credits:3Type:Seminar
Capacity:16 **This information is current as of 09/22/2014 06:12:44 AM**
Current Enrollment:7 **This information is current as of 09/22/2014 06:12:44 AM**

Course Description:

In this seminar, we’ll explore how and why constitutions are created. We’ll start by discussing the foundational theories on constitution-making which explain why constitutions are written and the political forces that affect the constitution’s design. We’ll next apply these theories to real-world constitutions. We’ll start with the U.S. Constitution and the constitutions of the American states and move on to several foreign constitutions, including, for example, those of Egypt, South Sudan, and Japan. Each student will also pick a country or U.S. state constitution to study and report on throughout the semester. The seminar will likely feature one or more constitution-makers as guest speakers.

COURSE REQUIREMENT: Paper required. NOTE: Students seeking to satisfy the upper-level writing requirement must submit a completed Writing Requirement Intent Form to the Student Records Office no later than October 1, 2014 - retroactive exceptions will not be granted.