GOV 382M • Constitutional Theory
3:00 PM-6:00 PM
This new graduate seminar will be structured around close readings of several important classic and recent books in constitutional theory. Reading will include work by Ronald Dworkin, Sotirios Barber, William F. Harris, Cass Sunstein, Sanford Levinson, and others.
Three take home, 1500 word, analytic essays, each 25% of the course grade Seminar participation, 25% of the course grade
Texts (tentative): (tentative list) Ronald Dworkin, Taking Rights Seriously Ronald Dworkin, Law's Empire Sanford Levinson, Constitutional Faith Sotirios Barber, On What the Constitution Means Sotirios Barber, Welfare and the Constitution William F. Harris, II, The Interpretable Constitution Cass Sunstein, Designing Democracy: What Constitutions Do Christopher EIsgruber, Constitutional Self-Government Bruce Ackerman, We the People, vols. 1 & 2