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Spring 2018
5488 Constitutional Law - RAVE- 11814

Professor(s): D. Theodore Rave (FACULTY)

Credits: 4

Course Areas: 1st Year - Section C 

Time: T, TH 9:00a-10:30a  W 1:00p-2:30p  Location: 240  TUII

Course Outline: This introductory course will cover the text of the United States Constitution, the power of judicial review over federal and state legislation, and the scope of (and limitations on) the federal government’s power via sources such as commerce, spending, taxing, war and enforcement sections of the post Civil War amendments. It will cover constitutional constraints on the allocation of federal power amongst the executive, legislative and judicial branches. Individual rights guaranteed by the Constitution will also be addressed, including rights to free speech and religious freedom under the first amendment, as well as rights such as due process and equal protection created or incorporated by the 14th amendment. The course will also briefly consider the treatment of Indians, immigrants and territories under the Constitution.

Course Syllabus: Syllabus updated 1/12/18

Course Notes:   


First Day Assignments: Please read the Constitution of the United States of America and the Bobbitt excerpt, which is posted on Blackboard; the Stewart excerpt is optional.



Final Exam Schedule: 05/10 9am-1pm  Take home  240 BLB  

This course will have:

Satisfies Skills Course Requirement: No
Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No

Experiential Course Type: no

Bar Course: Yes

Course Materials (11/28/2017 8:12:36 AM)

Book(s) Required

Course Materials: Sullivan and Feldman, Constitutional Law (18th Edition 2013)