Constitutional Rights and Human Rights in Comparative Perspective
Through this seminar, students will work on projects linking the international law of human rights with the constitutional law of rights in the United States and other national systems. As a bridge between theory and practice, the seminar will examine the history, theory, and sources of rights in these systems, the institutions for implementing them, and the remedies for violations. The seminar is largely organized around comparing the treatment of particular rights in various systems: for example, equality (with a focus on gender, sexuality, and marriage equality); speech rights and privacy (on and off line); freedom of association; and economic and social rights.
Projects will focus on emerging policy issues concerning these themes. Students will work in teams on projects selected by the professor.