286.32 sec. 001 - Civil Liberties in a Pandemic (Fall 2020)
Instructor: Erwin Chemerinsky (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only | profile)
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Grading Designation: Credit Only
Due to COVID-19, this class is remote for Fall 2020.
Mode of Instruction: Remote Instruction
Tu 3:35 PM - 5:25 PM
From August 18, 2020
To October 13, 2020
Course End: October 13, 2020
Class Number (1Ls): 34346
Enroll Limit: 11
As of: 12/07 09:41 AM
This course will examine constitutional issues arising in the context of the current pandemic. It will look at issues such as the constitutionality of shelter-in-place and business closure regulations, allocation of power between national and state governments, voting, free exercise of religion, abortion rights, and takings claims. No prior knowledge of constitutional law is expected. The central issue for the course is how civil liberties should be balanced against society's need to protect public health.
This class is among the special Fall 2020 1L elective seminars designed to give entering 1Ls an extra opportunity to form connections despite our remote form of interaction. In light of that goal, these classes will expect real-time attendance and may not be recorded. These classes will all be graded on a Credit/No Credit basis and total written work requirement will be no more than 8 double-spaced pages.
This course is only open to 1Ls.
Exam Notes: (None) Class requires a series of papers, assignments, or presentations throughout the semester
Course Category: Social Justice and Public Interest
This course is listed in the following sub-categories:
First Year Courses
Public Law and Policy
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