This course is part of the required first-year JD curriculum. This course offers an introduction to American constitutional law. In addition to examining questions of interpretive method, the course focuses on the powers of the federal government and the allocation of decision making authority among government institutions, including both federalism and separation of powers. Class participation, attendance, written assignments, and final exam. This course is open to first-year Law School students only.
Instructors for this course (Past and Present)Pamela S. Karlan
Jane S. Schacter
Jenny S. Martinez
M. Elizabeth Magill
Michael W. McConnell