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262.5 sec. 001 - Comparative Constitutional Law (Spring 2020)

Instructor: Amnon Reichman  
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Units: 1

Due to COVID-19, law school classes were graded as credit/no pass in spring 2020.


    Th 6:25 PM - 9:00 PM
    Location: Law 111
    From February 06, 2020
    To February 13, 2020

    F 10:00 AM - 12:15 PM
    Location: Law 111
    From February 07, 2020
    To February 14, 2020

    F 3:10 PM - 4:45 PM
    Location: Law 111
    From February 07, 2020
    To February 14, 2020

Course Start: February 06, 2020
Course End: February 14, 2020
Class Number: 32186

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 10
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 22
As of: 06/16 11:02 PM

How are fundamental rights -- freedom of speech and religion, equality, property, privacy, voting, due process --defined and protected in other constitutional democracies? How is judicial independence maintained? How are questions of standing, justiciability and remedies handled? And most importantly: what lessons can we learn from the constitutional experience of other jurisdictions?

Students will be offered the opportunity to examine and critically evaluate key features of constitutional jurisprudence in selected jurisdictions. Attention will be paid to methodology -- how do we compare? -- as well as to possible justifications (and limits) of the comparative enterprise. The course will then focus on the practical insights that can be drawn from the different separation-of-powers and rights-protection schemes modern democracies adopt, with an eye to the relationship between constitutional law, markets, technology and politics. Students interested in public law adjudication, globalization and transnational regulation will therefore find the exercise useful.

Course meets:
Thursday, February 6th 6:25-9:00 pm
Friday, February 7th 10 am -12:15 pm and 3:10 pm- 4:45 pm
Thursday, February 13th 6:25-9:00 pm
Friday, February 14th 10 am -12:15 pm and 3:10 pm- 4:45 pm

Attendance at the first class is mandatory for all currently enrolled and waitlisted students; any currently enrolled or waitlisted students who are not present on the first day of class (without prior permission of the instructor) will be dropped. The instructor will continue to take attendance throughout the add/drop period and anyone who moves off the waitlist into the class must continue to attend in order not to be dropped.

Taking Con Law (or an equivalent course) prior to, or concurrent with, this course is highly recommended. Students are also advised that given the limited number of class meetings, attendance is particularly important.

Exam Notes: (P) Final paper  
This is a credit only course
Course Category: International and Comparative Law
This course is listed in the following sub-categories:
Public Law and Policy

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