Law 606:  Constitutional Law I

This course provides an introduction to constitutional law, including the origins of judicial review; basic Article III limits on federal court jurisdiction; the nature and scope of federal legislative power; the relationship of the federal government to the states; restrictions on state regulation of taxation of interstate commerce; and separation of powers problems. This course also studies constitutional notions of state action; substantive due process and equal protection; procedural due process; the taking, contract, ex post facto and bill of attainder clauses; and the congressional enforcement of civil rights under the Fourteenth Amendment.

Sequence and Prerequisites: Required in the first year.

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