Presidential Leadership & Individual Rights (LAW-983-001)
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Presidents are especially well placed to make constitutional law within their sphere of action, as well as to influence the development of rights in others’ spheres of influence. In exposing students to writings about the American presidency from law, political science, and history, this interdisciplinary course has several objectives. First, students will examine the formal and informal sources of power available to modern presidents who wish to seize a leadership role over the development of rights. Second, students will explore the social conditions that must prevail for an administration to make a successful transformation of existing rights. Grading is based on a take-home exam and class discussion.
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First Class Readings
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