Negotiating Constitutions (SC)

Section 1, J-Term 20

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 6/21
Credits: 1
Day Time Room Start Date End Date
  • MTWRF
  • 0930-1200
  • WB121
01/13/2020 01/17/2020

Course Description

Constitutions around the world are frequently re-written. Writing constitutions typically involves complex negotiations and difficult design choices. This class is a constitutional negotiation exercise, whereby students will be negotiating and drafting a constitution for a hypothetical country (but based on real-world dilemmas). The first part of the class will cover foundational materials on basic constitutional design choices that constitution-makers face, such as whether to adopt a presidential or parliamentary system, a federal or unitary system, how to structure the judicial branch, and so on. In the second part of the class, students will be divided in groups that represent different societal interests, and will start negotiating and drafting the constitution of this country.

Course Requirements

Exam Info:
Midterm Type (if any): None
Description: None

Final Type (if any): None
Description: None

Written Work Product
Written Work Product:

Other Work
Students will be divided in groups that represent different societal interests, and will start negotiating and drafting the constitution of this country.

Other Course Details
Prerequisites: Because the credits in this course count toward the JD Program Professional Skills requirement, JD candidates will be given enrollment priority for this class. Concurrencies: None
Mutually Exclusive With: None
Laptops Allowed: Yes
First Day Attendance Required: No
Course Notes:

Graduation Requirements

*Satisfies Writing Requirement: No
**Credits For Prof. Skills Requirement: Yes
Satisfies Professional Ethics: No

*Yes means professor requires everyone in the course to submit a substantial research paper (which is the requirement standard in Academic Policies), so no paperwork required to be submitted to SRO. No means student must timely submit paperwork to SRO if intending to use a paper in this course to satisfy the Writing Requirement.

**Yes indicates course credits count towards UVA Law’s Prof. Skills graduation requirement, not necessarily a skills requirements for any particular state bar.

Schedule No.
120110023
Law No.
LAW7802
Modified Type
Lecture
Cross Listed: No
Cross-Listed Course Mnemonic:
Public Syllabus Link: None
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Opens: Tuesday, January 07, 12:01 AM
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Closes: Sunday, January 19, 11:59 PM
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