Academics

Upon successful completion of the program, students will earn 3 credit hours.

The course offered during the program is Themes in Comparative Constitutional Law, which will be taught by Professor Richard Meyer, who is also serving as Program Director. Generally, class will meet during the mornings of December 27 – 31, and January 2 – 9. Class will also include visits to local legal institutions. Class meeting times may be adjusted to accommodate travel throughout the region.

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 for details. Grades will be letter grades and determined by final papers and class participation.

Rules for attendance may be found here.

Further information on MC Law grading may be found here

Visiting students should note that acceptance of any credit for the course is subject to determination by your home law school.

Course description for Themes in Comparative Constitutional Law, (3 sem. cred. hrs.):

This course illuminates important concepts and themes in constitutional law by considering them from competing national and international perspectives. The course begins with a general introduction to the concepts of constitutionalism, rights, duties and rule of law. The course then addresses the different roles constitutions play in different states. The course will then shift to focus on a specific theme in comparative constitutional law such as Religious, Racial, and Ethnic Pluralism; Separation of Powers; Social Welfare Rights; or Freedom of Expression. The specific theme may differ from semester to semester. Students may be required to write and present a paper. When this course is offered for two credit hours and a paper is required, students who wish to use the paper toward satisfaction of the writing requirement may do so.? When this course is offered for three credit hours and a paper is required, the paper will satisfy the writing requirement. (Please note that this will be an exam course as offered in Merida.)

Professor Meyer’s biographical information may be found here.