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LAW 503

Tocqueville's Democracy in America

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[ Academia ] [ Litigation ] [ Regulatory & Policy ] [ Transactional ] A Broader View: General

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[ Academia ] [ Litigation ] [ Regulatory & Policy ] [ Transactional ] as a Key Elective : One of the best features of Stanford's academic calendar is the flexibility it provides to take a great many electives. This enables you to emphasize breadth or depth in a particular area, or a mix of both, and to achieve a truly interdisciplinary education. But it also means you can include some courses just because they seem fun or interesting, even if far afield from your professional development.

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This course is on the "reading group" model, based on class discussion rather than lecture. Each week, the class reads a certain portion of Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America, and several students prepare short discussion papers. The course focuses on aspects of the book that bear on constitutional issues, broadly defined. This section will be limited to an enrollment of 16 students, who will be selected by lottery (8 Law and 8 Non-Law, graduate or upper division, students).

Course Style: A Substantive course teaches the law, theory, and policy in a particular area of law

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