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220.6 sec. 3 - Constitutional Law (Spring 2012)

Instructor: Russell Robinson  (view instructor's profile)
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Units: 4
Meeting Time: MTuTh 2:15-3:25
Meeting Location: 105

Course Start: January 09, 2012
Course Control Number (1Ls): 49586 (section 7)
Course Control Number (Non-1Ls): 49574


This is a 4-unit introductory course on Constitutional Law. It is primarily a substantive class, but the course will also focus on skill building, including small group exercises and practice exams. It will enhance students’ abilities to read and synthesize cases, to formulate effective legal arguments, to engage in critical analysis, and to write law school exams. Although the course will cover basic principles such as judicial review and federalism, the focus will be on the role of the courts in assessing questions of equal protection (based on race, gender, sexual orientation and disability) and establishing the boundaries of fundamental rights, including sexual conduct, procreation, and marriage. We will also address contemporary constitutional controversies, such as the question of same-sex marriage.

This course satisfies the Constitutional Law Requirement.

Exam Notes: F
Course Category: Public Law and Policy
This course is cross-listed in the following categories:
Law and Society
Social Justice and Public Interest

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Books:
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  • Constitutional law
    Erwin Chemerinsky
    Publisher: New York : Aspen Publishers, c2009.
    ISBN: 9780735577176
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: $45.00
    Note: prices are sampled from internet bookstores. Folletts prices are unavailable at this time.

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