LAW7831 - Comparative Constitutional Law

LAW7831 - Comparative Constitutional Law

Course Number: 

7831

Type: 

Seminar

Credits: 

3

Prerequisite(s):

none

A consideration of selected features of constitutional systems in various national and international legal systems. Topics examined will include the role of the Constitution in the legal system, the sources of constituent authority, the structures and institutions developed for making the Constitution effective including different models of constitutional judicial review, the division of authorities among governmental institutions and the definition and scope of constitutionally entrenched rights of individuals. Students will be required to undertake substantial research into some aspect of the constitutional law of a foreign legal system and to present that research to the seminar.