Constitutional Law: The Founding

Credit Hours: 2
Semesters Taught (subject to change): Spring

This is a course in which students read and discuss important documents that illuminate the intellectual and historical context in which the U.S. Constitution was framed. The focus is on primary sources, such as the Magna Carta and the English Bill of Rights, our Declaration of Independence, early state constitutions, Madison's notes of the debates at the Philadelphia Convention, selected writings of the Anti-Federalists, and the complete Federalist Papers.