Constitutional Law I and II
The course will address selected topics within the First Amendment –Freedom of Expression and Freedom of Religion. It is a follow-on course to Constitutional Law II that addresses some topics not covered in Con Law II (e.g. government employee free speech rights; freedom of speech in public schools) and also addresses other topics (e.g. first amendment theory) in more depth than the survey course permits.
E. Chemerinsky, Constitutional Law casebook (3d edition 2009) and 2011 casebook supplement.
Also, instructor course packet --which will be available electronically.
Lecture and discussion format
Short (8-10 pages), mid-term paper on topic assigned by instructor, based on readings early in semester. Worth 30 points of possible 210 (final exam worth 180).
|Type of Exam||
Essay exam; 3 hour
|Basis for grading||
Student performance on paper and exam.