The premise of this essay is not to espouse that the Southern ideological and constitutional theorists were correct. I propose, however, that an understanding of the historical basis of constitutional law, and a recognition of evolving doctrinal issues of Federalism, will enhance law school curriculum. Presentation of these topics dictates the introduction of the Confederate Constitution into the curriculum of required courses and electives. This effort, I propose, would be a prudent step, to be amply repaid in terms of higher understanding and scholarly benefit.
Ralph Michael Stein, The South Won't Rise Again but It's Time to Study the Defunct Confederacy's Constitution, 21 Pace L. Rev. 395 (2001), http://digitalcommons.pace.edu/lawfaculty/214/.