Justice Clarence Thomas, Prof. David Stras To Teach Spring Seminar
NOVEMBER 6, 2009—United States Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and Professor David
Stras will co-teach a special one-credit seminar on Selected Fundamental
Principles of Constitutional Law this spring. Some of the topics to be
discussed include judicial review, separation of powers, the Commerce
Clause, and federalism.
The intensive seminar will be offered during a three-week period in the
spring semester. Only enrolled Law Students will be permitted in the
course, with registration limited to a maximum of 20 2Ls and 20 3Ls.
As the Law School continues with its curricular reforms and its efforts to
combine public policy and practical concerns, greater efforts have been
made to bring prominent jurists and leading scholars to the Law School as
guest lecturers and faculty. The objective is to provide the Law School's
students with a wide variety of viewpoints on cutting-edge legal and policy
In spring 2009, Justice Thomas visited the Law School as a
Jurist-in-Residence, co-sponsored by the Institute on Law and Politics.
For more information on the seminar, contact Prof. Stras.