Creation of the Constitution

Details

Course Code:
LAW 7017
Units:
4
Grading:
Law Honors/Pass/Restrd Cr/Fail

Description

(Formerly Law 230) The course begins with readings setting forth the intellectual and experiential background of the framing, including common law and natural rights theory, republicanism, economic & political scientific ideas, and colonial and post-Independence experience. We then study large parts of the debates at the Constitutional Convention, primarily using Madison's Notes. Major topics are the principle of representation, the extent and enumeration of national powers, the construction of the executive and judicial branches, and slavery. Next come the ratification debates, including readings from antifederalist writers, The Federalist, and speeches in ratification conventions. We conclude with the addition of the Bill of Rights. Classes consist of a combination of lecture and extensive participation by students. Elements used in grading: Class participation, In-class exam, supplemented by short take-home essay. Cross-listed with History (HISTORY 153).

Future Offerings

2017-2018 Spring

Creation of the Constitution LAW 7017 Section 01 Class #1080

  • 4 Units

Notes: Cross-listed with History (HISTORY 153). In-class Final.

Exam:
    • Details to come
  • Mon Wed Thu

Past Offerings

2016-2017 Spring

Creation of the Constitution LAW 7017 Section 01 Class #31996

  • 4 Units

Notes: In-class Final.

Exam:
    • In-class Final
    • Self Scheduled
  • Room: Room 185
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2015-2016 Spring

Creation of the Constitution LAW 230 Section 01 Class #12816

  • 4 Units

Notes: In-class Final.

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