Comparative Constitutional Law (Zoom-only Class)

Section 1ZO, Fall 20

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 17/25
Credits: 3
Day Time Room Start Date End Date
  • TR
  • 1100-1210
  • WWW
08/27/2020 11/24/2020

Course Description

This class will be an introduction to comparative constitutional law. We will cover the basics of how other countries have written their constitutions, and how courts interpret and enforce them. Topics covered will include federalism, judicial review, constitutional amendment rules, and rights interpretations. We will focus on a range of foreign countries, both in the West and the Global South, including South Africa, Columbia, India, Ecuador, Hungary, and Turkey.

Course Requirements

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

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 the last day of the exam period.

Written Work Product
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 the last day of the final exam period.

Other Work

Other Course Details
Prerequisites: None Concurrencies: None
Mutually Exclusive With: None
Laptops Allowed: Yes
First Day Attendance Required: No
Course Resources: To be announced.
Course Notes: This class will meet entirely online. Class will take place synchronously via Zoom. Any additional remote learning details from the instructor will be posted to the course's Canvas page at a later date.

Graduation Requirements

*Satisfies Writing Requirement: No
**Credits For Prof. Skills Requirement: No
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.

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Cross Listed: No
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Public Syllabus Link: None
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Opens: Thursday, November 19, 12:01 AM
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Closes: Thursday, November 26, 11:59 PM