Constitutional Law & Civil Rights

This major field deals with the proper role of various branches of government and the protection of individual rights and liberties. Building upon the required course on federal powers, Constitutional Law I, the courses in this practice area explore the constitutional structure of our federal government and its relationship to the states. A related set of courses addresses the protection of individual civil rights.

Foundation Courses

  • Federal Courts (6232)
  • Conflict of Laws (6234)
  • Constitutional Law II (6380)
  • Legislation (6416)

Advanced Courses

  • Family, Child, and State (6349)
  • Domestic Violence Law (6350)
  • Law of Separation of Powers (6384)
  • Voting Rights Law (6387)
  • Employment Discrimination Law (6390)
  • Law and Religion (6393)
  • Sexuality and the Law (6394)
  • Constitutional Law and the Supreme Court (6395)
  • Federal Indian Law (6397)
  • Constitutional Law Seminar (6399)**
  • Lawyers, Lobbying, and the Law (6421)
  • Law in Cyberspace (6485)
  • Immigration Law I (6538)
  • Immigration Law II (6539)
  • History of the U.S. Constitution (6594)
  • Race, Racism, and American Law (6595)
  • Immigration Clinic (6630)
  • Disability Rights Law (6635)
  • Public Interest Lawyering (6670)
  • National Security Law (6870)
  • U.S. Foreign Relations Law (6871)
  • Military Justice (6873)
  • Counterterrorism Law (6875)
  • Homeland Security Law and Policy (6876)
  • Intelligence Law (6878)

**Multiple sections for these course numbers may be offered during a given academic year; please consult the course schedule for specific course names.

Course Descriptions

Master of Studies in Law

A Master of Studies in Law (MSL), a degree designed for non-lawyers interested in law, can now be received with a concentration in First Amendment Speech and Expression.

Learn More about an MSL in Constitutional Law and Civil Rights