Negotiating Constitutions (SC)

Section 1, J-Term 22

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 0/16
Credits: 1
Day Time Room Start Date End Date
  • TWRF
  • 1300-1600
  • WB114
01/18/2022 01/21/2022

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 Resources: To be announced.
Course Notes:

Graduation Requirements

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

*If “Yes,” then students are required to submit a substantial research paper in this course, which means students do not need to submit any form to SRO for this paper to meet their upper-level writing requirement. If “No,” then students must submit a “special request” e-form to SRO (available via LawWeb) no later than five weeks after the start of the term for a paper in this class to be counted toward the upper-level 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.
122110024
Law No.
LAW7802
Modified Type
Lecture
Cross Listed: No
Cross-Listed Course Mnemonic:
Public Syllabus Link: None
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Opens: Friday, January 14, 12:01 AM
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Closes: Sunday, January 23, 11:59 PM
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