Upon completion of the course, students will earn a total of two credit hours from the following course:
Comparative Constitutional Law (2 credits) – Professor John Anderson. The course will meet in Cuba from Monday, March 9 through Friday, March 13 from approximately 8:30am-12pm each day. Additionally, there will be two class meetings prior to the trip departure. The exact dates and times are TBD and will be conducted on campus at Mississippi College School of Law and via video conference for visiting students.
The 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 one of the following specific themes in comparative constitutional law: Religious, racial, and ethnic pluralism; separation of powers, social welfare rights, or freedom of expression. Grades will be determined by class participation and a written exam to be completed at home upon the completion of the trip.
Professor Anderson’s biography can be found at law.mc.edu.
All standard MC Law rules for class attendance, participation, and grading will apply to this course. Please refer to the MC Law 2014-2015 Academic Year Catalog for details. This catalog is available online here.