American Constitutional Law for Foreign Lawyers

B570 is taught by D. Gjerdingen

Constitutional law dominates American life, from foreign policy and regulation of business to the daily duties of police officers on the beat. This course will survey contemporary and historical standards under the United States Constitution for federalism, separation of powers, and individual rights for lawyers trained outside the United States. A special emphasis will be placed on the pre-Civil War, Civil War- to-1937, and modern periods of Constitutional law and American legal thought, as well as contemporaneous events in American history. No prerequisites.