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Robert G. Moser, Chair BAT 2.116, Mailcode A1800, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-5121

Fall 2004

GOV 382M • Constitutional Theory

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
37550 M
3:00 PM-6:00 PM
BUR 436A

Course Description

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.

Grading Policy

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


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