223.8 sec. 001 - California Constitutional Law (Fall 2023)
Instructor: David A. Carrillo (view instructor's profile)
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Grading Designation: Graded
Mode of Instruction: In-Person
Th 3:35 PM - 6:15 PM
Location: Law 130
From August 21, 2023
To December 06, 2023
Course End: December 06, 2023
Class Number: 31992
Enroll Limit: 23
As of: 12/08 01:30 AM
This is a substantive constitutional law seminar. It focuses on California constitutional law, with some discussion of 50-state subnational constitutional features and federal constitutional law for background and comparison.
We will cover one chapter each week from the required California Constitutional Law casebook. Since it contains more material than we can cover in a three unit course, students will have some choice on which chapters to cover. Chapter list:
• 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
• 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.
A federal constitutional law course is a useful precursor to this course.
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.
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Required Books are in blue
- California Constitutional Law
David A. Carrillo and Danny Y. Chou
Edition: First edition 2021
Publisher: West Academic
e-Book Available: Yes
e-Book procurement note: 9781636590516; https://www.westacademic.com/Carrillo-and-Chous-California-Constitutional-Law-9781636590516
Price Source: Follett