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UT Law School Classes - Fall 2007

American Constitutional Development

Instructor: Chinn, S Credits: 3 Course ID: 397S Unique #29645
     Day    Time   Location
   Wednesday 3:30 pm - 5:20 pm TNH 3.128
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Registration Information
This course is restricted to upper division students only.
You must have at least 43 credit hours to register.

Description
This seminar will examine the dynamics of major constitutional change in American history.  The focus will be on historical and explanatory questions such as:  What is constitutional development? How has constitutional development historically occurred? What roles did the various branches of the federal government play in these episodes of development? Particular emphasis will be on examining the dynamics of constitutional change during Reconstruction and the mid-twentieth century Civil Rights Era.  Readings will largely consist of conceptual or theoretical works by both legal scholars and political scientists that address these questions, supplemented by key Supreme Court opinions.

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