This graduate seminar will examine aspects of the rights revolution in the twentieth century. Topics will include: rights in the Progressive Era (including the Lochner doctrine); the conservative origins of modern civil liberties and civil rights; the reconceptualization of rights in the New Frontier and Great Society; the rise of a conservative rights movement; and the institutional dimensions of the rights revolution. The course will be taught by Professor Mark Tushnet of Harvard Law School and will meet for six consecutive Monday evenings, 6:00–8:00 p.m., from October 6 to November 10, 2008. Meetings will take place at the George Washington University Law School in Washington, DC.
There is no tuition or other charge for this seminar, but participants will acquire the assigned books on their own. Space is limited.
Institute for Constitutional Studies
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