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USC Gould School of Law

Constitutional Theory Seminar     LAW-875

This seminar offers in-depth study of different approaches to constitutional interpretation and different conceptions of the role of the Supreme Court, including the role of judicial review in a democracy. Readings will consist primarily of writings of influential scholars on various aspects of constitutional interpretation. Topics will include: Judicial activism and restraint; Originalism and its critiques; Moral principle; Extrajudicial interpretation of the Constitution

Units 2,3
Grading Options Numeric Only
Exam Type Paper Required
Writing Requirement Yes
Skills/Experiential Requirement No
Enrollment Limit 16

Grading Options: vary with the professor

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