Course Description

LAW 277 - Comparative Constitutional Law

This course will focus on the comparative study of the structure and content of constitutional law in both older and newer democracies around the world.  After initial discussion of the concept of constitutionalism, in liberal and illiberal contexts, we will spend the first half of the semester on certain selected topics in comparative constitutional design and structure, including processes and contexts of constitution-making, variations in the institutions and practices of judicial review, constitutional amendments, executive-legislative relations, the differing forms and goals of federalism, how and to what extent private actors may be bound by constitutional norms, and limits on constitutional rights.  In the second half of the semester, we will study various substantive constitutional rights, including freedom of speech and expression, freedom of religion, socio-economic rights, privacy rights, and differing conceptions of equality.  Examination.

Course Information:

This course is not offered in 2018 - 2019

Previous Course Offerings:

Faculty Term Course Section Schedule Units Requisite Satisfies SAW
Stephen Gardbaum 16F 277 LEC 1 MW 3:20 PM - 4:45 PM 3.0 No No
Constitutional Law, Government, and Public Policy; International & Comparative Law - International, Comparative, and Foreign Law; International and Comparative Law JD Specialization;