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220.6 sec. 001 - Constitutional Law (Spring 2021)

Instructor: Erwin Chemerinsky  (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only | profile)
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Units: 4
Grading Designation: Graded
Mode of Instruction: Remote Instruction


MTuTh 08:40 AM - 09:50 AM
Location: Internet/Online
From January 19, 2021
To May 04, 2021

Course Start: January 19, 2021
Course End: May 04, 2021
Class Number (1Ls): 31649
Class Number: 31649

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 202
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 204
As of: 05/08 05:45 AM

Constitutional Law focuses on the constitutional provisions creating the American system of government and protecting individual liberties. The course will focus especially on the methods that are used by judges and lawyers for analyzing and interpreting the Constitution.

The course material will be divided into five units. Unit one will examine the separation and balance of powers among the three branches of the federal government. Unit two will focus on the constitutional relationship between the federal and state governments. Unit three will consider the structure of the Constitution’s protection of individual liberties, examining several principles that apply to the constitutional provisions protecting civil rights and civil liberties. The fourth unit will focus on the due process clauses of the fifth and fourteenth amendments and the rights protected under them. Finally, unit five will consider the constitutional guarantee of equal protection of the law.

Requirements Satisfaction:

This class satisfies the J.D. Constitutional Law Requirement.

Exam Notes: (TH) Take-home examination
Course Category: Public Law and Policy

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  • Constitutional Law
    Edition: 6th Edition
    Publisher: Wolters Kluwer/Aspen Publishers
    ISBN: 9781543813074
    e-Book Available: Yes
    e-Book procurement note:
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: $330.25
    Price Source: user provided
  • Constitutional Law, Sixth Edition: 2020 Case Supplement
    Erwin Chemerinsky
    Edition: 2020
    Publisher: Wolters Kluwer/Aspen Publishers
    ISBN: 9781543820300
    e-Book Available: No
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: 51.00
    Price Source: user provided

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