Constructing the Presidency

Constructing the Presidency

Professor Daphna Renan
Fall 2019 seminar
W 3:00pm - 5:00pm in WCC Room 5048
2 classroom credits

Prerequisites: This is an advanced constitutional law seminar so an introduction to the separation of powers (through Legislation and Regulation or Constitutional Law: SOP) is required.

Exam Type: No Exam

This seminar will involve an in-depth and interdisciplinary examination of the U.S. Presidency, studying its constitutional foundations and longstanding debates over the scope and structure of presidential power. In addition to case law and legal scholarship, the readings will include leading political science and historical accounts of the presidency and its evolution over time, as well as legal precedent created within the presidency itself.

Subject Areas: Government Structure & Function