Const Law II: Due Process/Equal Protection

Course Information

Registration Information

Meeting Times

Day Time Location
MON, TUE 2:15 - 3:30 pm TNH 3.126

Evaluation Method

Type Date Time Location
Final April 30, 2014 8:30 am A-Z in 2.139

Description

This advanced Constitutional Law course will examine in greater depth the two clauses of the Fourteenth Amendment that have played a central role in many of the most hotly contested legal, political, and social disputes in the United States today. This course will examine the development of the Constitution's liberty guarantee in disputes over slavery, economic regulation, and private schooling, and consider how it has evolved in more recent times in cases involving the death penalty, abortion, and gay rights. It will likewise examine the development of the Constitution's equality guarantee, primarily in cases involving race, sex, and sexual orientation discrimination and issues such as school integration, affirmative action, reproductive rights, and same-sex marriage. As we study these two lines of cases, we will consider how the meaning of the Constitution's liberty and equality guarantees has changed over time, and how lawyers and judges do--and should--apply these constitutional provisions to some of the most pressing legal controversies of the twenty-first century.

Textbooks ( * denotes required )

Processes of Constitutional Decisionmaking *
Brest, Levinson, Balkin, Amar, Siegel
Aspen , edition: 5
ISBN: 9781454830474
Processes of Constitutional Decisionmaking *
Brest, Levinson, Balkin, Amar, Siegel
Aspen , edition: 5
ISBN: 9780735550629

Instructors

Headshot of Franklin, Cary Franklin, Cary
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