Levin College of Law
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Constitutional Change

Course Number: 6936 Credits: 2

This seminar examines the basic theoretical, legal, and political issues underlying constitutional change. It surveys the formal structure of constitutional amendment rules, explores how constitutions change informally, tackles the complex interaction of formal and informal processes of change, and engages with ideas for reform to amendment rules. Readings will include material covering the United States Constitution, state constitutions, and foreign constitutions. This course provides an opportunity to satisfy the Advanced Writing Requirement.