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Spring 2022

Course Description
Con Law I

Course Schedule
Dates Day Time Room
01-18-2022 - 04-25-2022   MW  3:30 PM-5:15 PM F309

Course Frequency
This course is usually offered every semester

Course Information

Credits: 4
Pass/Fail Option: No
Grading: Graded
Method of Evaluation: Exam
Graduation Requirements Fulfilled By Course:
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: Geoffrey R. Stone, Louis Michael Seidman, Cass R. Sunstein, Mark V. Tushnet and Pamela S. Karlan
    Publisher: Wolters Kluwer
    Edition: Eighth Edition
    ISBN: 9781454876670
  • Textbook Name: Constitutional Law 2021 Supplement
    Textbook Type: Paperback
    Requirement: Required
    Author: Geoffrey R. Stone, Louis Michael Seidman, Cass R. Sunstein, Mark V. Tushnet, Pamela S. Karlan and Aziz Z. Huq
    Publisher: Wolters Kluwer
    Edition: Eighth Edition
    ISBN: 9781543846294
First Class Assignment(s):
  • Assignment: Please go to the Course Syllabus page ( There you will see the required materials and an outline of the course. The assigned reading for Part I is currently on the Syllabus; the assigned reading for the remaining Parts will be added later. Once you go to the Syllabus page, you should bookmark it in your browser. All information you need for the course is accessible through this page, including Zoom links to the remote class sessions. There is no need to go through Blackboard each time to access the page. You can find a link to the Syllabus page through Blackboard, but it is more efficient just to bookmark it on your browser.

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

    TWEN/Blackboard/Course Webpage Link:

    Additional Information:
    Welcome to Constitutional Law I(A)! In this course we will focus largely on the structural aspects of government. We will begin with a look at the texts of three constitutions, with the idea of getting a better sense of what it means to have a constitution and to interpret it -- one of the central themes throughout the course. In subsequent Parts, we will 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. Please note: You must, before the first class, read the Course Policies page ( This page, available through the Syllabus page, has important information about class policies.



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