Political Leadership & The Law

JURI Number: 
5596
Credit Hours: 
2
Course Description: 

How do our federal laws get made and interpreted? This course will examine the intersection of law and politics with a special focus on leadership, and how leadership qualities in the Executive and Legislative branches impact how federal laws ultimately affect the American public. With a special focus on national security, students will utilize current public policy issues and relevant Supreme Court cases to understand legislative process, identify separation of powers tensions, and, ultimately, the resolution of those tensions. Drawing on his 20 years of service in Congress, Senator Chambliss will address the issues of how Congress really works, the power of the Executive relative to duly passed legislation, the role of federal courts in resolving those tensions, and the role of Congress in the federal judiciary.  Class size is limited to 20 students. 

Prerequisite: 
Constitutional Law
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