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Constitutional Law II

This course is a continuation of Constitutional Law I.  There the focus was on the structural aspects of the constitution-federalism, the separation of powers, and the role of the courts. In Constitutional Law II the focus is on individual rights and their protection under the Constitution.  We study primarily the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments for substantive due process and equal protection and the First Amendment for the freedoms of speech and religion.

Evaluation is by examination at the end of the semester.

Prerequisite:  Constitutional Law I

 

Professor Abrams:

This course focuses on the protection of individual rights under the Constitution.  We will examine the leading Supreme Court cases in the areas of equal protection, substantive due process, freedom of expression, and religion.  As in Constitutional Law I, we continue to explore the proper role of the judiciary in the American system of government. 

Evaluation is by examination at the end of the semester.

Prerequisite:  Constitutional Law I

 

 

Professor Holton (Summer ONLY)

Building on the foundation of the basic constitutional principles of governmental powers, separation of powers, and federalism, this course takes constitutional law into the realm of individual rights. Analysis of substantive due process, equal protection, fundamental rights, free speech, and religion clauses of the First Amendment.

Prerequisite: Constitutional Law I

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