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220.43 sec. 001 - Constitutional Interpretation (Fall 2024)

Instructor: Janice Rogers Brown  
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Instructor: John Choon Yoo  (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only | profile)
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Units: 1
Grading Designation: Credit Only
Mode of Instruction: In-Person

Meetings:

Th 6:25 PM - 9:05 PM
Location: TBA
On 2024-10-17

F 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: TBA
On 2024-10-18

F 3:10 PM - 6:10 PM
Location: TBA
On 2024-10-18

Sa 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: TBA
On 2024-10-19

Sa 1:30 PM - 4:10 PM
Location: TBA
On 2024-10-19

Course Start: October 17, 2024
Course End: October 19, 2024
Class Number: 32224

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 25
Waitlisted: 2
Enroll Limit: 30
As of: 07/18 03:12 AM


This seminar will address theories of constitutional interpretation and decision-making. It will examine the major schools of thought, such as those based in morality, legal process, law and economics, and originalism. It will pay particular attention to the renewed debate over the role of natural law in constitutional interpretation. In each of the seven class meetings, the seminar will focus on a central text of jurisprudence and interpretation.

We also have special academic rules for these condensed courses:
-Students must attend each course session and cannot attend any course session remotely (even for illness or emergency situations).
-The Registrar’s Office will drop a student who does not attend each course session.

Due to the condensed nature of this course, in-person attendance at all course sessions is mandatory. Absences cannot be excused for any reason, including illness or emergencies. The Registrar’s Office will drop any student who misses a session.


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 or have prior permission of the instructor in order not to be dropped.


Exam Notes: (P) Final paper  
Course Category: Public Law and Policy

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Books:
Required Books are in blue

  • Common Good Constitutionalism
    Adrian Vermeule
    Publisher: Polity
    ISBN: 9781509548873
    e-Book Available: unknown
    Price: To Be Determined
  • Democracy and Distrust: A Theory of Judicial Review
    John Hart Ely
    Publisher: Harvard University Press
    ISBN: 9780674196377
    e-Book Available: unknown
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: To Be Determined
  • Freedom's Law: The Moral Reading of the American Constitution
    Ronald Dworkin
    Publisher: Harvard University Press
    ISBN: 9780674319288
    e-Book Available: unknown
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: To Be Determined
  • Mere Natural Law: Originalism and the Anchoring Truths of the Constitution
    Hadley Arkes
    Publisher: Regnery Gateway
    ISBN: 9781684515905
    e-Book Available: unknown
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: To Be Determined

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