ADVANCED TOPICS IN CONSTITUTIONAL LAW
(LAWC-4041) - 4 UNITS
This course will continue where an introductory course in Constitutional Law ends. It will revisit several of the major cases students have studied in the required Constitutional Law course but will read full majority, concurring, and dissenting opinions to develop a deeper understanding of the reasoning underlying the varying perspectives with a primary focus on doctrinal and theoretical subjects on which members of the current U.S. Supreme Court strongly disagree. The course will be tailored to students interested in learning to read cases carefully and thoroughly. Students will also read some law review articles by legal scholars analyzing the cases and constitutional doctrines and theories engaged in this course. The format will be a combination of lecture by the professor and class discussion.
Constitutional Law (LAWC-2003)