Congress, Oversight, and the Separation of Powers (SC)

Information Introduction

Section 4, Fall 23

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 15/16
Credits: 1
Days Date Time Room


1800-2000 WB162


1800-2000 WB162


1800-2000 WB162


1800-2000 WB162


1800-2000 WB162


0900-1100 WB162

Course Description

This course covers Congress’s powers with a special concentration on oversight and investigation. It brings together legal, academic, and political experts to dissect how Congress now conducts oversight. The course will use the House Select Committee’s investigation of the January 6 Attack as a lens through which to study modern exercises of congressional power. Students will engage with a variety of guests with direct experience in that investigation. Topics will include, among others, subpoena powers, privileges, the role of media in investigation, and alternatives to congressional participation.

Course Requirements

Exam Information

Final Type (if any): None

Description: None

Written Work Product

Students are expected to participate in class substantially and to produce a final paper due via EXPO by noon on Nov. 18th.

Other Course Details

Prerequisites: (Constitutional Law (6001)) Concurrencies: None

Exclusive With: None

Laptops Allowed: Yes

First Day Attendance Required: Yes

Course Resources: To be announced.

Course Notes: Students may use laptops during class, but not while outside guests are present.

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.: 123820622

Modified Type: ABA Seminar

Cross Listed: No

Waitlist Count: 0

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