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220.6 sec. 001 - Constitutional Law (Fall 2022)

Instructor: Russell K Robinson  (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only | profile)
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Units: 4
Grading Designation: Graded
Mode of Instruction: In-Person


MW 3:35 PM - 5:25 PM
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From August 22, 2022
To November 30, 2022

Course Start: August 22, 2022
Course End: November 30, 2022
Class Number: 31451

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 30
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 70
As of: 02/17 06:39 AM

This is a 4-unit introductory course on Constitutional Law. Although it is primarily a substantive class, the course will also include some small group exercises and practice exams to help build skills. 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 Supreme Court's consideration of affirmative action.

Attendance at the first class is mandatory for all currently enrolled and waitlisted students; any currently enrolled or waitlisted students who are not present on the first day of class (without prior permission of the instructor) will be dropped. The instructor will continue to take attendance throughout the add/drop period and anyone who moves off the waitlist into the class must continue to attend or have prior permission of the instructor in order not to be dropped.

Requirements Satisfaction:

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

Exam Notes: (TH) Take-home examination
Exam Length: 4 hours
Course Category: Public Law and Policy
This course is listed in the following sub-categories:
Race and Law
Social Justice and Public Interest

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    Erwin Chemerinsky
    Edition: 2022
    Publisher: Aspen Publishing
    ISBN: 9781543858198
    e-Book Available: Unknown
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    Price: $53.00
    Price Source: user provided
  • Constitutional Law
    Erwin Chemerinsky
    Edition: 6th ed., 2019
    Publisher: Wolters Kluwer
    ISBN: 9781543813074
    e-Book Available: Yes
    e-Book procurement note:
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: 298.00
    Price Source: user provided

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