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220.6 sec. 2 - Constitutional Law (Spring 2014)

Instructor: Ian F. Haney-López  (view instructor's teaching evaluations | profile)
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Units: 4
Meeting Time: TuWTh 2:10-3:25
Meeting Location: 134

Course Start: January 07, 2014
Course Control Number (1Ls): 51089 (section 6)
Course Control Number (Non-1Ls): 49577


This course concentrates on the notions of liberty and equality under the Constitution, often located in the Commerce Clause as well as the Fifth, Thirteenth, and Fourteenth Amendments. Given recent trends, this course also touches upon the new federalism. The aim of the course is not limited to studying the Supreme Court’s doctrinal assertions, but includes assessing the forms and politics of constitutional reasoning, with special attention given to the role of the Court in constitutional interpretation.

The text for the course is Brest, Levinson, Balkin, & Amar, Processes of Constitutional Decisionmaking.

This course satisfies the Constitutional Law Requirement.

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

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  • Processes of constitutional decisionmaking
    Paul Brest... [et al.]
    Edition: 2006
    Publisher: Aspen
    ISBN: 9780735550629
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: $223.00
    Price Source: user provided

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