Comparative Constitutional Law

Information Introduction

Section 1, Spring 25

Schedule Information

Enrollment: /18
Credits: 3
Days Time Room Start Date End Date




1410-1530 WB162

Course Description

This class offers an interdisciplinary introduction to the thriving field of comparative constitutional law. We will cover the basics of how constitutions are created, revised, interpreted, and enforced. Topics will include design of government institutions, federalism, judicial review, constitutional amendment rules, and constitutional rights. We will cover a range of foreign jurisdictions throughout the West, Asia, and the Global South, such as China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, South Africa, Columbia, India, Ecuador, Hungary, and Turkey.

Course Requirements

Exam Information

Final Type (if any): Flex with Paper Option

Description: A Flex exam will be required at the end of the semester, but students will have the option of submitting a paper in lieu of the Flex exam. Students opting to submit a paper in lieu of the Flex exam must submit the paper via EXPO before noon on May 8, 2025 (the day before the last day of the exam period).

Written Work Product

Students have the option of submitting a paper in lieu of a Flex exam. Students opting to submit a paper must do so via EXPO by noon on May 8, 2025. In accordance with Academic Policy I.M, students intending to use the final paper for their Upper-Level Writing Requirement must submit the "special request" form to SRO (available via LawWeb) by Feb. 25, 2025.

Other Course Details

Prerequisites: None Concurrencies: None

Exclusive With: Comparative Constitutional Law Seminar (9016)

Laptops Allowed: Yes

First Day Attendance Required: No

Course Resources: To be announced.

Graduation Requirements

Satisfies Understanding Bias/Racism/Cross-Cultural Competency requirement: No

Satisfies Writing Requirement: No

Credits For Prof. Skills Requirement: No

Satisfies Professional Ethics: No

Additional Course Information

Schedule No.: 125210146

Modified Type: Lecture

Cross Listed: Yes

Cross-Listed Course Mnemonic: PLCP 7500 (class No. 19061))

Waitlist Count: 0

Concentrations: Constitutional Law , Democracy and Civil Rights , International and Comparative

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