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    Dec 01, 2021  
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog
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LAW 891 - Global Constitutionalism

3 Credit Hours
Globalization continues to exert a powerful influence on all aspects of modern life, and there are few problems that are not global in scope. The definition, development, and interpretation of laws, including the scope of fundamental rights, have not been immune from this influence. The practice of legal comparativism enjoys a long and respected history. However, with the growing entrenchment of rule of law and civil rights among western democracies and the explosive growth in written constitutions around the world, has this practice remained one of simple comparativism, or is something more profound happening below the surface? Among other questions, this seminar will explore what the implications of this possibility may be and what, if any similarities and/or differences continue to characterize the constitutional experiences of these states. Primary constitutional texts and leading Supreme Court jurisprudence from select countries will be considered in the context of a number of key areas including human dignity, national security, separation of powers, and church-state relations.
Grading Restriction: Numeric grading (JD students); A-F grading (other graduate students).
Registration Restriction(s): JD students; other graduate students with instructor permission.



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