Birthing a Constitution

Birthing a Constitution

Professor Lawrence Lessig
Fall 2017 seminar
M 5:00pm - 7:00pm in WCC Room 3011
2 classroom credits

Prerequisite: None

Exam: No Exam

This seminar will explore the process of constitutional formation. We will consider the experience in a number of nations -- including the United States, Russia, Georgia, South Africa and Iceland -- and draw from those examples a sense of the constituent power, and its limits. Students will write short "idea papers" (no more than 2 pages) each week, and one final paper for the course.

Subject Areas: Constitutional Law & Civil Rights, International, Comparative & Foreign Law, Government Structure & Function