- B.A., LL.B. (Hons.)
- Jul 2021
- Core Course
Constitutional Law II is a foundational course aimed at introducing undergraduate law students to the theory, doctrine and practice of constitutional law in India. Focusing on fundamental rights, directive principles of state policy, and the federal distribution of powers under the Constitution, the course provides a critical look at the development of constitutional law, and the bearing that these developments have on some of the biggest political questions of our times. Recognizing that constitutional developments are not inevitable but contingent, the course seeks to understand what constitutional choices were available to constitutional decision-makers, what choices were made and why, which choices were discarded (and why), with what effect, and how these choices impacted the distribution of power: who benefits, who is empowered, who is disempowered, by the particular formulation of constitutional text and doctrine.
The detailed syllabus for the course and readings for each session have been provided on the LMS platform.