LAW 526 - Themes in Comparative Constitutional LawCredits, 1-3 sem. hrs.
This course illuminates important concepts and themes in constitutional law by considering them from competing national and international perspectives. The course begins with a general introduction to the concepts of constitutionalism, rights, duties and rule of law. The course then addresses the different roles constitutions play in different states. The course will then shift to focus on a specific them in comparative constitutional law such as Religious, Racial, and Ethnic Pluralism; Separation of Powers; Social Welfare Rights; or Freedom of Expression. The specific theme may differ from semester to semester. Students may be required to write and present a paper. When this course is offered for two credit hours and a paper is required, students who wish to use the paper toward satisfaction of the writing requirement may do so. When this course is offered for three credit hours and a paper is required, the paper will satisfy the writing requirement.
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