Doing Constitutional Law: Some Contemporary Theories (21523). 2 units. This class will explore some of the contending theories about constitutional interpretation and discuss the distinctive elements, contributions and challenges each presents. Students will read books that are generally regarded as significant in the field, as well as a number of articles. The question to be answered in this course is whether any of these theories deserves to be given preeminence or indeed whether any particular ranking of theories in a pluralistic scheme makes sense. Paper required. A.R. Amar and P. Bobbitt.
Note: This course will meet twice weekly beginning on March 2.