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Advanced Constitutional Law Seminar
Professor Lawrence Solum
J.D. Seminar 046 | 2 credit hours
The Advanced Constitutional Law Seminar explores current topics in constitutional law, politics, and theory. Topics vary, but they may include theories of constitutional interpretation (e.g., originalism, living constitutionalism), recent or upcoming decisions of the United States Supreme Court, new developments in constitutional doctrine, comparative constitutional law, and social scientific approaches to the study of the Constitution. The seminar meets in conjunction with the Georgetown Constitutional Law Colloquium. During the course of the semester, approximately six speakers will present new and original work to the Seminar. In the week prior to each presentation, seminar members and the instructor will discuss the background ideas and concepts, and formulate questions and comments about the paper. Each student will prepare a weekly reaction paper and one or more questions for the speaker.
Recommended: Constitutional Law II: Individual Rights and Liberties.