COMPARATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL LAW A 2006
Lecturer : Naoyuki Agawa
This course surveys the constitutional history of the United States from 1787 when the founders gathered in Philadelphia to draft a new constitution for the new republic. Specifically, it touches on the process of consitutional making, political and constitutional theories behind it, judicial review, separation of powers, interstate commerce, federal system, and other topics of importance. It also deals with the influence of American constitutional theories and cases upon the drafting of the 1946 constitution of Japan. The course will be conducted through a series of lectures. As necessary, students will be required to read relevant Supreme Court opinions.