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Fall 2024 Course

Contemporary Issues in Constitutional Law

Prerequisites: Introductory Constitutional Law. For LLM students, enrollment is by permission of the instructor.

Exam Type: No Exam

This is an advanced constitutional law seminar for students who have already taken the introductory Constitutional Law course. The seminar will provide an opportunity for in-depth discussion of competing theories of constitutional interpretation, the role of the Supreme Court in our political system, and analysis of the judicial process. Each week, these themes will be examined through the lens of a current “hot topic” in constitutional law – for example, religious liberty, emergency powers, partisan gerrymandering, free speech, the limits of executive power, voting rights, campaign finance, immigration, same-sex marriage, and other topics.

Note: This seminar will meet over two weeks from Monday, September 9 to Thursday, September 19, 2025.