Comparative Constitutional Law (3910)
This course explores selected topics in comparative constitutional law. It begins with an overview of the methodologies and goals of comparative constitutional study. It then examines the establishment of constitutional regimes and the development of different forms of governmental structures and systems of constitutional review. Against this background, the course explores constitutional protections of human rights, including the rights of women and minority groups, religious liberty, freedom of expression and association, and economic, social, and cultural rights. Reading materials will include cases from constitutional courts in Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas as well as a variety of scholarly commentary.
- Credits: 3