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Spring 2020
5488 Constitutional Law - BERMAN- 12394

Professor(s): Emily Berman (FACULTY)

Credits: 4

Course Areas: 1st Year - Section A 

Time: 9:00a-10:30a T,TH  1:00p-2:30p M  Location: 144  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 revised 1/6/2020

Course Notes:   


First Day Assignments:

Final Exam Schedule: 04/28 9am - 1pm      

This course will have:

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

Experiential Course Type: No

Bar Course: Yes

DistanceEd ABA 306:

Pass-Fail Student Election:

Course Materials (10/21/2019 1:40:37 PM)

Book(s) Required

Processes of Constitutional Decisionmaking: Cases and Materials [Connected Casebook] (Aspen Casebook)
ISBN-13: 9781454887492
ISBN-10: 1454887494
Authors: Paul Brest; Sanford Levinson; Jack M. Balkin; Akhil Reed Amar; Reva B. Siegel
Edition: 7
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer
Published: February 2018