Incorporating a Comparative Perspective into Undergraduate American Constitutional Law Courses
14 Pages Posted: 2 Feb 2012 Last revised: 1 Jan 2013
Date Written: 2012
This paper notes a rise in the inclusion of comparative law in American law school curricula and suggests that political science instructors can benefit from incorporating a comparative perspective into the constitutional law courses that are offered to undergraduates. Based on the author’s recent experience teaching undergraduate constitutional law, an approach for doing so is outlined along with its objectives and potential benefits. The paper hopes to add to work by previous APSA Teaching and Learning Conference participants who have identified effective and engaging methods for teaching constitutional law.
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