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Spring 2025 Seminar

Equal Protection/the 14th Amendment

Prerequisites: None

Exam Type: No Exam

In this seminar, we will study the history, doctrine, and conceptual understanding of the Fourteenth Amendment. We will examine its drafting history, the different ways of interpreting it, and the role of the political process, the Court, and social movements. Substantively, we will focus on the state action doctrine, the privileges or immunities clause, the due process clause, the disqualification clause, and the equal protection clause.