In response to my post noting that IU law professor Dawn Johnsen was going to be involved in the Obama transition team comes this email from a reader:
Not only is Prof. Johnsen working for the Obama transition team, she is holding a weekly celebration of his presidency that law students can get 3 credits for!
From an email from the dean:
Professor Dawn Johnsen will offer a new seminar for 3 credits on Fridays from 1:15 to 315 called Presidential Power Issues in the Transition from George W. Bush to Barack Obama. This seminar will explore "hot topics" in presidential power and especially as they relate to the transition of power from George W. Bush to Barack Obama. Issues likely to be explored include: presidential war powers; presidential authority to detain suspected terrorists; governmental use of torture, cruel treatment and other methods of interrogation; prosecution through military commissions; the role of the courts in constraining presidential authority; the law of executive branch appointments; appropriate standards for judicial appointments; and more. Requirements will include a research paper on the subject of your choice, within the area of presidential power or the separation of powers.
Hope and change, coming soon to a college classroom near you.