This article describes how the author integrated comparative and international law lessons into a first year course on U.S. Constitutional Law. This version of a paper originally submitted to the International Association of Law Schools Conference on Comparative Constitutional Law in 2009, has been enriched by adding citations and references to relevant papers of other conference participants. The article includes a review of the literature on teaching comparative constitutional law, basic pedagogical theory, a bibliography, some practical advice and a set of four lessons on the themes of judicial review, transnational interpretation, affirmative action and reproductive rights, complete with discussion questions and a list of readings.
Thomas E. Baker, A Modest Experiment in Pedagogy: Lessons on Comparative Constitutional Law, 6 F.I.U. L. Rev. 99 (2012)