Course Details

Colloquium: Constitutional Law

This is an advanced seminar that will bring together outside scholars, resident faculty, and Northwestern students for an exchange of views about cutting-edge research on constitutional theory. Every second week, a workshop will be held at which a leading scholar will present a paper growing out of their research on issues of constitutional law. These workshops will be attended by members of the faculty of the School of Law, faculty from other schools and departments within and without Northwestern, and interested students. On weeks when there is no outside speaker, the seminar will meet to review the previous week's workshop and discuss the following week's paper. Students are required to write short critiques of each speaker (which will be circulated before the first discussion of that speaker's paper) and complete a longer paper, which may grow out of the shorter papers. Because the long paper would likely be a revision of some of the short ones, and because those who wanted to write multiple drafts could do so, the course will satisfy the two-draft and three-draft paper requirements. Evaluation Method: Research paper and participation Course materials: No textbook. Presented papers only Prerequisites: Constitutional Law. First Amendment, Fourteenth Amendment and Constitutional Criminal Procedure are desirable but not required.

Catalog Number: CONPUB 646
Practice Areas: Constitutional LawConstitutional Law & Procedure
Additional Course Information: 1 Draft degree req may be met with class,  2 Draft degree req may be met with class,  3 draft degree req may be met with class,  Consult Professor about writing requirements

Course History

Fall 2016
Title: Colloquium: Constitutional Law
Faculty: McGinnis, John O. (courses | profile)
Pfander, James E. (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 25     Actual: 14