This course will present a survey of the legal systems and processes of Commonwealth Caribbean countries by focusing on the role of international law in the legal systems of these countries.
This course explores both scholarly and practitioner perspectives, as well as case law, to seek answers to issues of rights, social justice, inequalities, racial and gender discrimination and other constitutional issues through the lens of constitutional law and Bills of Rights.
The course gives students a comprehensive history of federalism and state’s rights as they examine the U.S. constitutional plan, hammered out in military and political confrontations, judicial opinions, and Presidential proclamations.
This substantive course will focus both on understanding South Africa and its law, and on considering the contrasts between South African approaches and those of contemporary United States constitutional law.
This seminar course explores the constitutional issues raised by elections and voting, covering several major topics, including the right to vote, voter identification requirements, and reapportionment.
This course surveys First Amendment free speech law and issues in depth, including current controversies and precedents such as “commercial” or corporate speech, broadcast “indecency,” and “electioneering communications.”
This upper-level, seminar course focuses on the legal and cultural status of gender in American history.
This course provides a broad overview of the extensive recent developments in International Criminal Law, commonly referred to as the law of atrocity.
This course surveys the theory and practice of international human rights law.
This course explores the role of authority in the decision-making processes of the world community, including the constitutive process by which international law is made and applied and public order established.