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 jd13.law.harvard.edu) 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.