This course offers an introduction to the U.S. Constitution and landmark Supreme Court cases interpreting it. It explores the Constitution’s origins, its amendment over the years, and methods of constitutional interpretation. Topics include the nature and structure of the federal government, the powers of the federal government, and individual rights.
We are starting on September 18 at 4 pm at the American Center, Tržiště 13, Praha 1.
HOW TO APPLY?
Send an email expressing your interest in “U.S. Supreme Court” to email@example.com by Tuesday, September 16, 2014.
Please, include your name, your age, and your current job. If you are a student, please, list your university, department and area of study.
After the signup deadline, you will receive confirmation of your participation.
Hurry Up! The number of seats are limited!
HOW DOES IT WORK?
– Watch the online lectures & complete weekly assignments.
– Join our weekly MeetUp where you can discuss issues arising in the lectures with American and Czech experts. The course is scheduled for 8 weeks, therefore there will be 8 MeetUps. During the MeetUp, we will elaborate in more detail on the course issues and we will help you in completing the assignments.
– Get a certificate of participation from the U.S. Embassy in Prague and have fun at graduation ceremony at the end of the course.
WHAT YOU GET?
Knowledge, new friends, and a certificate of participation!
WHO TEACHES THE COURSE?
Kermit Roosevelt graduated from Harvard University, summa cum laude, and Yale Law School. After graduation, he clerked for Judge Stephen F. Williams on the D.C. Circuit and Justice David H. Souter on the Supreme Court. He practiced law for two years with the Chicago office of Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw before joining the faculty at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where he teaches constitutional law and conflict of laws. He is the author of numerous law review articles and several books, including The Myth of Judicial Activism: Making Sense of Supreme Court Decisions (2006) and a novel, In the Shadow of the Law .
TIMING AND THE PLACE
We will be meeting regularly for eight weeks on Thursdays from 4 pm.
We are starting on September 18 at 4 pm at the American Center, Trziste 13, Praha 1