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Administrative Law

Experiential Course Requirement? No Seminar? No Professional Responsibility? No Prerequisites: None Course Description: A study of the administrative law process, concentrating upon the functions and procedures of federal administrative agencies and judicial review of agency actions. Administrative law provides a framework to understand the basic administrative process and its control by the three branches of …


Advanced Constitutional Law: Theories and Interpretation

Experiential Course Requirement? No Seminar? No Professional Responsibility? No Prerequisites: None Course Description: Constitutional theory, with emphasis on competing views of judicial review and the judicial function; the methodologies and processes of constitutional decision making; and criteria for judicial justification.


American Legal History

Experiential Course Requirement? No Seminar? No Professional Responsibility? No Prerequisites: None Course Description: The history of American law from its colonial antecedents until the twentieth century, emphasizing the relationship between law and the changing social, political, and economic conditions.


Disputed Elections Seminar

Course Description: This course will consider the major disputed elections throughout U.S. history and what we can learn for the benefit of the future from each of these interesting episodes. The course will also consider the work of a new American Law Institute project, which is designed to develop model rules or principles for the …


Election Law

Experiential Course Requirement? No Seminar? No Professional Responsibility? No Prerequisites: Constitutional Law Course Description: This course covers four major areas: (1) legislative districting; (2) nominating candidates; (2) campaign practices, including campaign financing; and (4) the casting and counting of ballots. Taking these topics in this order permits us to follow the “life cycle” of a …


First Amendment

Course Description: This course explores American constitutional law regarding freedom of speech, freedom of association, and freedom of the press. It focuses on the leading First Amendment cases that give expression the most extensive protection found anywhere in the world.


Fourteenth Amendment Seminar

Course Description: This advanced course in constitutional law will examine current, recurrent, and lasting topics of interest under the Fourteenth Amendment. The course will consider the extent to which the Fourteenth Amendment restructured the relationship between the federal and state governments.


Money & Politics Seminar

The influence of money on the political process has been the subject of enormous controversy in recent years, most notably surrounding the Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission (2010).  This course addresses the role of money in politics, including the subjects of bribery, campaign finance, and lobbying.  We will address the …


Progressive Era and its Contemporary Relevance Seminar

Experiential Course Requirement? No Seminar? Yes Professional Responsibility? No Prerequisites: None Course Description: In this course we will examine the historical development of modern products liability law, the impact that product liability law has had with regard to consumer safety, patterns of litigation, and the call for tort reform. The course will focus upon the four primary theories of recovery …