2015 Academic Program
The following courses will be offered in the 2015 spring semester:
Comparative Constitutional Rights (3 credits)
taught by Georgia Law Professor Matthew Hall
All rights-protective democratic systems of government have to deal with the problem of balancing the civil rights and liberties of individuals against the power of legislative majorities to govern. This course examines how different legal systems grapple with this dilemma. It does so by considering how different constitutional texts, governmental structures and social and legal traditions shape juridical responses to common questions about rights. The course will begin with a basic introduction to the legal systems of various countries. We will then read English-language translations of cases from different legal systems that address similar issues. The readings will include hate speech cases from Germany, Israel and the United States; religious freedom cases from Turkey, France and the United Kingdom; abortion cases from Germany, France and the United States; and political speech cases from Israel and Turkey.
British Public Law (2 credits)
taught by Oxford Professor Nicholas Bamforth
This course is an introduction to basic concepts of British public law. The course will examine the structure of British government and British constitutionalism; the relationship between the United Kingdom and its member countries; the relationship between the Crown and Parliament, and recent developments in British constitutional law.
EU Economic Law (2 credits)
taught by Oxford Professor Stefan Enchelmaier
This course focuses on economic and trade regulation within the European Union.
Supervised Research Tutorial (3 credits)
This course is modeled on the format of the justly renowned Oxford tutorial. Each tutor will meet periodically with a small number of students. Meetings will be devoted to planning or revising the students' individual research papers, to be completed by the end of the semester. Law students will participate in groups of three or four with their individual tutors (professors). Listed below are the five Oxford professors who are currently supervising research tutorials: