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Last update 11-08-2021
HU Credits: 2

Degree/Cycle: 1st degree (Bachelor)

Responsible Department: Law

Semester: 1st Semester

Teaching Languages: Hebrew

Campus: Mt. Scopus

Course/Module Coordinator: Prof Claude Klein

Coordinator Email:

Coordinator Office Hours: Wednesday 16:00

Teaching Staff:
Prof Claude Klein

Course/Module description:
The legal doctrine during the Weimar Republic.
The course will examine the constitutional dialogue during the Weimar Republic. (1919-1933).
First the course presents the history of the Republic and the constitutional innovations:the direct election of the President, the emergency powers,the proportional system and the Parliament. A central theoretical and practical question is: who is the guardian of the Constitution. Two authors will be mainly discussed: Hans Kelsey and Carl Schmitt.
It is recommended to read some material on the history of the Republic.

Course/Module aims:

Learning outcomes - On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:

Attendance requirements(%):

Teaching arrangement and method of instruction: Frontal.

Course/Module Content:

Required Reading:
Material on the Republic.

Additional Reading Material:
WeimarA Jurisprudence of Crisis by Arthur Jacobson & Bernhardt Schlink (University of California Press, 2000).

Course/Module evaluation:
End of year written/oral examination 100 %
Presentation 0 %
Participation in Tutorials 0 %
Project work 0 %
Assignments 0 %
Reports 0 %
Research project 0 %
Quizzes 0 %
Other 0 %

Additional information:
Students needing academic accommodations based on a disability should contact the Center for Diagnosis and Support of Students with Learning Disabilities, or the Office for Students with Disabilities, as early as possible, to discuss and coordinate accommodations, based on relevant documentation.
For further information, please visit the site of the Dean of Students Office.