Reading the Constitution: Method and Substance (21411). 4 units. An advanced constitutional law course focusing intently on the Constitution itself (as distinct from the case law interpreting it, sometimes quite loosely). The course will begin by studying the document itself in exquisite detail, Article by Article, and Amendment by Amendment. The main text for this segment of the course will be Amar, America's Constitution: A Biography (2005). The course will then canvass various methods of constitutional interpretation (associated, for example, with writings by Ackerman, Amar, Balkin, Black, Bobbitt, Ely, Tribe, Rubenfeld, Siegel, and Strauss). Self-scheduled examination or paper option. A.R. Amar.
SLB - 110 (Mon) SLB - 110 (Wed) Grade mode: graded CRN: 20052
Exam: 5/01/2017 - 5/15/2017 Questions available online Name or Id: Id