Academics

Upon completion of the course, students will earn a total of 2 credit hours from the following course:

Law 649 -- Comparative Civil Rights

The course will compare and contrast, from both a theoretical and doctrinal perspective, civil rights and liberties in the United States and other countries and regional organizations. Topics to be covered include freedom of speech, freedom of religion, and other substantive and procedural aspects of liberty and equality. When the course is offered in a study abroad program, special attention will be given to region involved. 

Grades will be determined by class participation and a paper to be completed following the return from Cuba. 

Classes will meet in Cuba from Monday, March 12, through Friday, March 16, from approximately 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. each day. If travel schedules permit, there will be an introductory class meeting prior to the trip departure, date and time TBD, in which visiting students may participate by videoconference.

Professor Steffey’s biography can be found here.

All standard MC Law rules for class attendance, participation, and grading will apply to this course.  Please refer to the MC Law 2017-2018 Academic Year Catalog.