Professor Tribe seeks TFs for “Thinking About the Constitution”

Professor Laurence Tribe is looking to hire several Teaching Fellows for his Spring 2013 undergraduate course, “Thinking About the Constitution.”  The course will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 to 11:30 am.  Applicants should have a strong background in constitutional law.


If you are interested, please email Vivek Suri (vsuri at with a transcript, CV, and brief statement of interest.  Applications are due by Monday, April 16th at noon.


Course Description: What difference does the U.S. Constitution make? Does it matter whether we think about it as a text, as living practice, or as a set of mostly unwritten principles? This course will explore such questions through the lens of several concrete constitutional controversies about desegregation, abortion and death; about the federal legislation penalizing failure to purchase health insurance; about same-sex intimacy and marriage; about free speech and church-state relations; about informational privacy; and about the limits of executive power in times of emergency. Readings will be drawn from judicial and other writings about the Constitution, its history, and its interpretation.

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