Founders and Foes (SC)
Section 1, J-Term 23
This course will explore the arguments for and against our great Constitution. Only by understanding the original debates can you understand the document’s original meaning. And to understand the original debates you cannot read the Federalist Papers alone. Indeed, the Anti-Federalists are half of the story. And when it comes to the Bill of Rights they may be almost the whole story. During this class, we will have the opportunity to discuss the reasons for and against the Constitution, the Executive, Legislative, and Judicial Power, and the need for the Bill of Rights.
Final Type (if any): None
Written Work Product
Written Work Product: Students will be required to submit a paper via EXPO by noon on Feb 3, 2023.
Other Course Details
Prerequisites: None Concurrencies: None
Mutually Exclusive With: Judicial Philosophy in Theory and Practice (SC) (7704)
Laptops Allowed: Yes
First Day Attendance Required: Yes
Course Resources: To be announced.
*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.
Cross Listed: No
Cross-Listed Course Mnemonic:
Concentrations: Constitutional Law, Legal History
Public Syllabus Link: None
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Opens: Thursday, January 05, 12:01 AM
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Closes: Saturday, January 14, 11:59 PM