Fordham Law

Constitutional Rights and Human Rights in Comparative Perspective

This seminar will compare the international law of human rights with the constitutional law of rights in the United States and other national systems.  The seminar will examine the history, theory, and sources of rights in these systems, the institutions for implementing them, and the remedies for violations.  The course is largely organized around comparing the treatment of particular rights in various systems: for example, equality (with a focus on race, gender, sexuality, and marriage equality), speech rights and privacy (on and off line), and economic and social rights.  Students will develop papers, under the supervision of the professor.
Credits: 2

Type: SEM