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.


Courses

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)
  • Federal Sentencing Seminar (6374)
  • Law of Separation of Powers (6384)
  • Voting Rights Law (6387)
  • Civil Rights Legislation (6388)
  • Employment Discrimination Law (6390)
  • Gender Discrimination and the Law (6392)
  • Law and Religion (6393)
  • Sexuality and the Law (6394)
  • Constitutional Law and the Supreme Court (6395)
  • Federal Indian Law (6397)
  • The Law of Democracy (6398)
  • Constitutional Law Seminar (6399)**
  • Communications Law (6412)
  • 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)
  • Law of Race and Slavery (6596)
  • Immigration Clinic (6630)
  • Disabled People and the 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)

**For 2017–2018, Constitutional Law Seminars may include Religion and the Law and Cyber, Privacy, and Speech.


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