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Fall 2021
5488 Constitutional Law (Distance Education) - KNAKE JEFFERSON- 13239

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: Asynchronous  This course will be offered as a distance education, asynchronous version (i.e., no live, in-person meetings).


First Day Assignments:

Final Exam Schedule: Take Home exam      

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 (3/26/2021 10:06:46 AM)

Book(s) Required

Course Materials: Leading Cases in Constitutional Law by Choper, Fallon, Kamisar, Shiffrin, Dorf and Schauer (2020 edition).

If you use a different version, you are responsible for reading all material as assigned. You are also required to register for TWEN; I will regularly use TWEN to communicate about the course and to post additional reading assignments along with /lectures/quizzes/activities/etc.