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William Baude : Courses and Seminars

Greenberg Seminar: Hamilton
LAWS 92000
(A, BID)We will discuss Alexander Hamilton -- the man, the myth, the musical. The works we study will include founding-era primary sources from Hamilton himself, contemporary texts about Hamilton and the musical, and of course the soundtrack written by Lin-Manuel Miranda. All meetings will take place in Winter and Spring quarters of 2017. Graded Pass/Fail.
Autumn 2016
Alison L. LaCroix, William Baude
Greenberg Seminar: Hamilton
LAWS 92000
(A)We will discuss Alexander Hamilton -- the man, the myth, the musical. The works we study will include founding-era primary sources from Hamilton himself, contemporary texts about Hamilton and the musical, and of course the soundtrack written by Lin-Manuel Miranda. All meetings will take place in Winter and Spring quarters of 2017. Graded Pass/Fail.
Spring 2017
Alison L. LaCroix, William Baude
Greenberg Seminar: Hamilton
LAWS 92000
(A)We will discuss Alexander Hamilton -- the man, the myth, the musical. The works we study will include founding-era primary sources from Hamilton himself, contemporary texts about Hamilton and the musical, and of course the soundtrack written by Lin-Manuel Miranda. All meetings will take place in Winter and Spring quarters of 2017. Graded Pass/Fail.
Winter 2017
Alison L. LaCroix, William Baude
The Original Meaning of the Constitution
LAWS 53374
(SEM, SRP, WP, BID)This seminar will explore the original meaning of the Constitution, both in theory and in substance. The first half of the seminar will cover debates over the theoretical foundations of "originalism," as well as considering how originalism might confront such problems as unforeseen circumstances and precedent. The second half will be historically oriented -- we will read historical materials and scholarship in several case studies on the original, historical, meaning of different parts of the Constitution. The case studies will likely include federalism, the First Amendment, and the Fourteenth Amendment. Students may complete either a series of short papers during the quarter or a longer research paper on an originalist topic (which has the option of being an SRP). Prior constitutional law classes are not a prerequisite, and may or may not be helpful.
Winter 2017
William Baude