Comparative Constitutional Law

Section 1, Spring 22

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 0/24
Credits: 3
Day Time Room Start Date End Date
  • TR
  • 1410-1530
  • WB103
01/25/2022 04/28/2022

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: Comparative Constitutional Law Seminar (9016)
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: No
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.

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Cross Listed: No
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Public Syllabus Link: None
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Opens: Friday, April 22, 12:01 AM
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Closes: Sunday, May 01, 11:59 PM