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Fall 2020
5488 Constitutional Law ( Distance Education) - KNAKE- 14306

Professor(s): Renee Knake Jefferson (FACULTY)

Credits: 4

Course Areas: 2nd Year - Part-Time 

Time: ARRANGED    Location:  

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

Course Notes:   


First Day Assignments:

Final Exam Schedule: TBD      

This course will have:

Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No

Experiential Course Type: No

Bar Course: No

DistanceEd ABA 306:

Pass-Fail Student Election: Unavailable (Required Course)

Course Materials (7/31/2020 11:08:38 AM)

Book(s) Required

Course Materials: Leading Cases in Constitutional Law: A Compact Casebook for a Short Course (2020 ed.) by Choper, Dorf, Fallon and Schauer