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Spring 2019

Course Description

Course Schedule
Dates Day Time Room
01-14-2019 - 04-23-2019   MTR  11:00 AM-12:20 PM F109

Course Frequency
This course is usually offered every semester

Course Information

Credits: 4
Pass/Fail Option: No
Grading: Graded
Method of Evaluation:
Graduation Requirements Fulfilled By Course: None
Special Attributes: None
Course Delivery:

Special Restrictions:
Law Track(s): None
Bar Subject(s):
Concentration(s): None
Course Book(s):
Textbook Required:
  • Textbook Name: Constitutional Law
    Textbook Type: Hardcover
    Requirement: Required
    Author: Stone, Geoffrey R. (author.)
    Publisher: Wolters Kluwer,
    Edition: 8
    ISBN: 9781454876670
  • Textbook Name: Constitutional Law: 2018 Supplement (Supplements)
    Textbook Type: Paperback
    Requirement: Required
    Author: Stone, Geoffrey R.; Seidman, Louis M.; Sunstein, Cass R.; Tushnet, Mark V.; Karlan, Pamela S.
    Publisher: Wolters Kluwer
    ISBN: 9781454894797
First Class Assignment(s):
  • Assignment: Please go to the Course Syllabus page (which can be found at ). There will you see the required materials and an outline of the course. The assigned reading for Parts I and II is currentl on the Syllabus; the assigned reading for the remaining Parts will be added later On the Syllabus page you will find a link to the Current Assignments Page (which can be found at ). That page has the assignments for the first week of class. Please note: You must, before the first class, read the Ground Rules page (which can be found at ). This page has important information about class policies.

    Please see the Syllabus page for information on the required materials.

    TWEN/Blackboard/Course Webpage Link:

    Additional Information:
    Welcome to Constitututional Law I(D)! In this course we will focus largely on the structural aspects of government. The first part of the course will use a variety of subjects to introduce us to some basic issues in understanding and interpreting the Constitution. We will then turn to a detailed look at the role of the courts in interpreting the Constitution, followed by a study of the separation of powers at the federal level. We will then turn to issues of federalism--the relationship between the state and federal governments.



Contact Information:
Phone: (305)284-4817
Office: G472