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Comparative Constitutional Law Seminar
J.D. Seminar 091 | 3 credit hours
This seminar will cover a series of topics arising in the comparative study of constitutional systems, with a degree of focus upon the role and operation of constitutional courts. It will address fundamental questions such as the nature of a constitution, the foundations of judicial power, the forms of judicial review, the role of courts in different types of political systems, the institutional design of constitutional courts, and the evolution of constitutionalism on a global scale.
Students may not receive credit for both this seminar and the course Comparative Constitutional Law or the first-year elective, Comparative Constitutional Law or Comparative Constitutional Rights.
This seminar requires a paper. J.D. students must register for the 3 credit section of the seminar if they wish to write a paper fulfilling the Upperclass Legal Writing Requirement. The paper requirements of the 2 credit section will not fulfill the J.D. Upperclass Legal Writing Requirement.