Section Description Provided by Instructor
This is the basic course in constitutional law, a foundation for more specialized courses on the Constitution and for higher-level public law courses generally. The course locates the Constitution in the life of the United States. It explores: the theory of the Constitution and its antecedents; judicial review, its justification and development, and its legal and political significance; the nature of our federal system, the growth of national power and of limitations on state authority, and the abiding significance of the states; the separation of powers and varieties of checks and balances in the U.S. government; and then, for about half of the course, the theory, content, and judicial elaboration of individual and group rights under the Constitution.
TWR 1:20 –2:40 p.m.
Method of Evaluation
J.D. Writing Credit