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262.5 sec. 001 - Comparative Constitutional Law (Fall 2021)

Instructor: Amnon Reichman  
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Units: 2
Grading Designation: Graded
Mode of Instruction: In-Person


    W 6:25 PM - 9:30 PM
    Location: Law 141
    From August 18, 2021
    To October 06, 2021

Course Start: August 18, 2021
Course End: October 06, 2021
Class Number: 31913

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 24
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 27
As of: 10/16 04:37 PM

How are fundamental rights -- freedom of speech and religion, equality, property, privacy, voting, due process --defined and protected in other constitutional democracies? How are emergencies constitutionally regulated? 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 courts, markets, technology and politics. Students interested in public law adjudication, globalization and transnational regulation will therefore find the exercise useful.

It is recommended that students who have not completed the basic course in constitutional law will do so prior to, or concurrently while taking this course.

Requirements Satisfaction:

This is an Option 1 class; two Option 1 classes fulfill the J.D. writing requirement.

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

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  • Comparative Constitutionalism
    Edition: 3rd 2016
    ISBN: 9780314290687
    e-Book Available: Yes
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    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: $276.25
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