Constit Law (LAW-503-001)
Required course for second-year part-time JD students
Textbooks and Other Materials
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Choper, Fallon, Kamisar, and Shiffrin, Constitutional Law: Cases--Comments--Questions, 11th ed. (West, 2011) ISBN: 0314904689 Choper, Constitutional Law, 2012 Supplement (available 8/8/2012) ISBN: 0314281193.
First Class Readings
The Constitutional Structure of National Government The Model of Divided Powers and Article III 1. What is Radical, Conservative and Liberal About the American Constitution? The Declaration of Independence — MyWCL The Constitution of the United States — pp. 1757-1772 Abraham Lincoln, Gettysburg Address — MyWCL Homework Assignment: For the first class, prepare to discuss: (1) What are the radical, conservative and liberal features of the Constitution? What do these words mean with reference to the Constitution ? (2) What is the relationship between the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution? (3) What should be the Constitution governing our class discussion? We will form law firms in the first class in order to launch these discussions through small-group brainstorming.