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Fall 2019
LAW217  A  CONSTITUTIONAL LAW II

Course Description
This course is designed to introduce students to the protection of individual rights and liberties under the federal constitution. The bulk of the course is devoted to the 14th Amendment's various provisions. After a brief historical-conceptual overview, attention will be focused chiefly on three key doctrinal areas that have dominated much of Constitutional Law for past century and more: (1) “equal protection” and the meaning of equality; (2) implied “fundamental” rights and “substantive” due process; (3) the intersection of equal protection with substantive due process. To emphasize legal skills development, this course combines traditional lectures and class discussions with problem-solving exercises, sometimes individually and sometimes in a group setting.

Course Schedule
Dates Day Time Room
08-12-2019 - 11-21-2019   TR  9:00 AM-10:50 AM TBD

Course Frequency
This course is usually offered every semester

Course Information

Credits: 4
Pass/Fail Option: No
Prerequisite: US Constitutional Law I
Method of Evaluation: The final course grade will be based equally on a final examination and overall participation and performance throughout the semester.
Graduation Requirements Fulfilled By Course:
General
Special Attributes:
Bar Course
Special Restrictions:
Law Track(s):
Government & Regulation - Basic
Bar Subject(s):
FLORIDA
MBE
Concentration(s):
Immigration, Asylum, and Citizenship Law Area of Focus (Area of Focus)   More information
Social Justice & Public Interest (Area of Focus)   More information
Social Justice & Public Interest (Concentration)   More information
Course Book(s):
Textbook Required:
Yes  
  • Textbook Name: Constitutional Law
    Textbook Type: Hardcover
    Requirement: Required
    Author: Stone, Seidman, Sunstein, Tushnet, and Karlan
    Publisher: Wolters Kluwer
    Edition: 8th
    ISBN: 978-1454876670
      
  • Textbook Name: 2018 Supplement Constitutional Law
    Textbook Type: Paperback
    Requirement: Recommended
    Author: Stone, Seidman, Sunstein, Tushnet, and Karlan
    Publisher: Wolters Kluwer
    Edition: 2018 - 8th Ed.
    ISBN: 978-1454894797
      
  
First Class Assignment(s): TBD/None

 
Professor(s)

VALDES, FRANK


Biography
Contact Information:
Email: fvaldesmiami@icloud.com
Phone: (305)284-1780
Office: G369