All VLS Courses
Constitutional Law I and II
Constitutional Law I:
This course focuses on the historical development of major constitutional doctrines, including the Commerce, Due Process, and Equal Protection Clauses. The course also studies the process of constitutional decision-making, and explores major techniques of constitutional interpretation.
Constitutional Law II:
Continues the studies major constitutional doctrines, including the First Amendment, and the processes of constitutional decision-making as well as major techniques of constitutional interpretation.
European Union: Emerging Constitutional Law
Provides a basic introduction to European Union law, with a focus on the foundational treaties, the key institutions and their interrelationships, and important cases decided by the European Court of Justice. Students will be given an opportunity to attend lectures by leading EU legal scholars at the University of Trento in Italy. Special fees and conditions may apply.
International Regulation of Trade
An introduction to the field of international trade regulation. Focused primarily on the interpretation and application of key provisions of the major trade treaties falling under the jurisdiction of the World Trade Organization, the course also examines arbitral decisions interpreting and applying provisions of separate bi-lateral and multi-lateral trade treaties such as NAFTA.
Spanish Constitutional Law
An introduction to the study of comparative law that provides students with an opportunity to compare the Spanish and the American approaches to constitutional law. The seminar focuses on similarities and differences in constitutional structure, methodology, and values. Students attend lectures by leading Spanish legal scholars at VLS and at the University of Seville in Spain.