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223.8 sec. 001 - California Constitutional Law (Fall 2022)

Instructor: David A Carrillo  (view instructor's profile)
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Units: 3
Grading Designation: Graded
Mode of Instruction: In-Person


Tu 3:35 PM - 6:15 PM
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From August 23, 2022
To November 22, 2022

Course Start: August 23, 2022
Course End: November 22, 2022
Class Number: 31908

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 11
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 24
As of: 02/17 06:39 AM

This is a substantive constitutional law course. It focuses on California constitutional law, with some discussion of 50-state constitutional features and federal constitutional law for background and comparison.

The required California Constitutional Law casebook contains more material than we can cover in a three unit course, so students will complete a poll before the first class meeting on which chapters to cover. Possible subjects:

• State constitutional design
• Separation of powers
• Popular sovereignty
• The legislature
• The executive
• The judiciary
• Individual rights to speech, privacy, equal protection, fundamental rights, religion, and unconstitutional conditions
• Elections
• State and local interaction
• State agency powers and limitations
• Budget and taxation
• Water law

Students will be provided with free copies of the California constitution. This is a discussion seminar: expect primarily student conversation with little instructor lecturing. A 30 page paper is required. As a 2-A course, the paper may satisfy the writing requirement (this requires instructor approval). There may be some guest speakers.

Requirements Satisfaction:

This class may fulfill Option 2 of the J.D. writing requirement with instructor approval. In order to qualify for Option 2, all students in the class must be writing a paper of 30 or more pages. Those students who wish to use this paper for the writing requirement must get instructor approval and submit their drafts for comment and revision.

Option 2 form needed:

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Exam Notes: (P) Final paper  
Course Category: Public Law and Policy

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