Fall 2015
    Law No.: LAW9019
    Sched. No.: 115819823

Constitutionalism: History and Jurisprudence*
Section 1
Howard, A. E. Dick

Administrative Information:
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Days, Times (Room):T, 1830-2030 (WB127)
Capacity:16 **This information is current as of 06/13/2016 06:14:01 AM**
Current Enrollment:16 **This information is current as of 06/13/2016 06:14:01 AM**

Course Description:


COURSE DESCRIPTION: This seminar focuses on various ways of thinking about constitutions and constitutionalism -- as a restatement of ancient right (the tradition associated with England's Magna Carta), as being based upon a social compact (as in the thinking of John Locke), as reflecting the idea of a "nation" (as in the Turkish Constitution), etc. In developing the ways of looking at constitutions, we will draw in part upon the various schools of jurisprudence (natural law, historical jurisprudence, etc.) as well as upon historical and contemporary sources. We will pay particular attention to important moments in the history of constitutionalism, such as the founding period of the United States and in France, the era of liberalism in 19th century Europe, the emergence of social and economic rights in the 20th century, etc. Having in mind these perspectives, students are invited to write research papers dealing with constitutionalism in earlier eras or with constitutions or constitutional developments in our own time.

Prerequisites:Constitutional Law useful, but not required
Course Requirement:Substantial research paper. The submission deadline is noon (EST) on Dec. 11th.
Mutually Exclusive with: Comparative Constitutional Law
This course is on the approved upper-level writing requirement course list.