SMNR: Colloquium on Comparative Constitutional Law and Politics

This course offers students the opportunity to interact with some of the leading scholars in constitutional law around the world. Over the course of the semester, six or seven external professors will present recent papers they have written. Students will spend two-week blocks on each paper. In the first week, the class will meet in a traditional seminar format to discuss the paper and the themes it raises. In the second week, the professor who whote the paper will attend our seminar to present her paper to our group, giving students the opportunity to engage with the professor and her ideas directly in a meaningful way. We will repeat this two-week block six times over the course of the semester. All invited scholars will be globally-recognized experts in comparative constitutional law and politics. Their papers will focus on the major questions of our time in relation to constitutional democracy, the separation of powers, and the rule of law. UT faculty in law and other departments will be invited to attend the paper presentations. Evaluation will be based on a final paper written in response to a student's choice of a grouping of presented papers.


Class Details

Meeting Days Time Location
Tuesday 3:45 - 5:35 pm JON 5.206/7
Exam Type Date Time Alpha Range Room
Paper

Additional Information

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Grading Method
Pass/Fail Allowed

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