LAW 405 — Constitutional Law
Students are introduced to Constitutional Law through study of actual Supreme Court cases from Marbury v. Madison to the most recent decisions of the court. Through case briefing and class discussion, the cases are put in an historical perspective with emphasis on pertinent court doctrines. Students will prepare memoranda, complaints, and other legal documents appropriate for constitutional claims. Topics covered include judicial review, separation of powers, the Bill of Rights, procedural and substantive due process and privacy. This course is taught in conjunction with Advance Legal Research and Writing, LAW 415, as part of the Senior Experience for Legal Studies Majors. It is expected that student work in this course will reflect an understanding and application of research methodology and practical legal writing skills and that discussions of student work in this course will be informed by discussions in that and other course work.
Requirements and Prerequisites
Prerequisites: LAW 232 and three legal specialty electives; Senior status or permission of the Department Chair