Abuse of Power: A Global Law Phenomenon?

Thursday, May 3  11:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Many governments around the world utilize separation of powers to prevent the unequal division of power and tyranny. The U.S. Founders, for example, wanted to minimize the risk of a President becoming a de facto monarch, but also wanted to prevent an unchecked legislature or judiciary from dominating government. This led to three co-equal branches which check and balance each other. Other countries use a variety of models – some similar and some different – which also work to check the power of any one individual or group. This class will examine how separation of powers plays out, with examples from recent events, plus comparisons from global law that can be researched further with LA Law Library's world-class resources.

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