Loyola University Chicago

School of Law

Bar Courses

436: Comparative Constitutional Law

Credit Hours



The course will explore comparative constitutional law topics that are pertinent to issues in the United States.  Topics considered will include the protection of fundamental rights, such as freedom of speech and religion, as well as matters such as the structure of constitutional review; the composition, attributes, and functioning of the tribunals that conduct that review; the proper role of foreign, transnational and international law in constitutional decision making; and the division of authority between central and regional or local authorities.