LAW108 Constitutional Law II

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Course Code Course Title Weekly Hours* ECTS Weekly Class Schedule
T P
LAW108 Constitutional Law II 2 2 5 Mon 09-11/ Wed 09-10
Prerequisite It is a prerequisite to
Lecturer Kenan Ademović Office Hours / Room / Phone
Thursday:
11:00-14:00
Friday:
12:00-14:00
A F2.27
E-mail kademovic@ius.edu.ba
Assistant Assistant E-mail
Course Objectives This required course complements, completes, and reinforces the instructional materials in LAW 107, Con Law I. Four themes elaborated in the course are: (1) constitution-making and redesign, (2) constitutional structure, (3) state obligations relating to protecting individual rights, and (4) the role of courts in constitutional interpretation, plus selected case studies on Bosnian constitutional development.
Textbook Ginsburg and Dixon, eds., Comparative Constitutional Law (Edward Elgar, 2011), supplemented by Bosnian domestic materials
Learning Outcomes After successful  completion of the course, the student will be able to:
  1. remember the learning outcomes this course seeks to achieve
  2. understand the four themes that animate this course, along with the various topics tied to each theme
  3. intelligibly apply the themes and topics in his or her own work in this course
  4. intelligibly analyze and evaluate the themes, topics, and other ideas emanating from this course
Teaching Methods The course will involve a combination of lectures, class discussions, video materials, and excursion trip.
WEEK TOPIC REFERENCE
Week 1 Housekeping, including review of this syllabus and assignment of first readings
Week 2 State Power MPL
Week 3 Souverignty, forms of state power MPL
Week 4 Political Systems MPL
Week 5 State obligations relating to protecting individual rights: religion in Con Law, with lessons for BiH MPL
Week 6 Parliament MPL
Week 7 Head of State MPL
Week 8 MIDTERM EXAM Covers the preceding materials
Week 9 Government MPL
Week 10 The role of courts in const'l interpretation: docket control across the globe, with lessons for BiH Chap. 33
Week 11 Case Study No. 1 on Bosnian Constitutional Development Supp. Reading No. 1
Week 12 Case Study No. 2 on Bosnian Constitutional Development Supp. Reading No. 2
Week 13 Excursion Trip
Week 14 Case Study No. 3 on Bosnian Constitutional Development Supp. Reading No. 3
Week 15 Revision in Readiness for Final Exam
Assessment Methods and Criteria Evaluation Tool Quantity Weight Alignment with LOs
Final Exam 1 30 2,3,4
Semester Evaluation Compenents
Midterm exam 1 30 1,2,3
Quizz 1 10 1,2,3,4,5
Term project and presentation 1 20 2,3,4,5
Attendance 15 10 1,2,3,4,5
***     ECTS Credit Calculation     ***
 Activity Hours Weeks Student Workload Hours Activity Hours Weeks Student Workload Hours
Lecture Hours 2 15 30 Midterm 10 1 10
Tutorials 2 15 30 Final exam 10 1 10
Quizz 10 1 10 Term paper 5 1 5
Attendance 2 15 30
        Total Workload Hours = 125
*T= Teaching, P= Practice ECTS Credit = 5
Course Academic Quality Assurance: Semester Student Survey Last Update Date: 19/03/2020
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