LAWS 605 - Adv. Con Law-Hist Bill/Rights
(3 cr.) The view that the constitution must be interpreted in accordance with the original understanding of the people who wrote and ratified it has gained an increasing prominence among scholars, lawyers, and judges in recent years. This means that lawyers have to know how to read and evaluate the historical evidence that is critical to the resolution of constitutional issues under this view of constitutional interpretation. This class addresses those needs by examining the original understanding of every clause of the part of our Constitution to which we refer to as the Bill of Rights. (4 credits) Prerequisite: LAWS 110.

Law Spring 2015