Information Introduction

Section 1, Spring 24

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 15/15
Credits: 3
Days Time Room Start Date End Date


1540-1740 WB116

Course Description

This course takes an interdisciplinary, comparative, and empirical perspective on the design and operation of courts as institutions. Topics of interest include the manner in which social scientists study courts; the nature and basis of judicial power; the practical effects of judicial review; the different ways in which a system of judicial review can be designed; the role of courts in nondemocratic environments; the challenges of conceptualizing and achieving judicial independence; and the dynamics by which courts expand into the domain of politics.

Course Requirements

Exam Information

Final Type (if any): Flex with Paper Option

Description: Flex exam with paper option at end of semester. Upper-level students who choose the paper option and intend to use it toward their upper-level writing requirement must submit the "special request" e-form to SRO by Feb. 26th.. The e-form is available on LawWeb.

Other Course Details

Prerequisites: None Concurrencies: None

Exclusive With: None

Laptops Allowed: No

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.: 124218637

Modified Type: UVA Law Seminar

Cross Listed: Yes

Cross-Listed Course Mnemonic: PLCP 7500 (19060)

Concentrations: Constitutional Law

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