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Constitutional Law

Administrative Law

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Course Description: A study of the administrative law process, concentrating upon the functions and procedures of federal administrative agencies and judicial review of agency …


Advanced Constitutional Law: Theories and Interpretation

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Course Description: Constitutional theory, with emphasis on competing views of judicial review and the judicial function; the methodologies and processes of constitutional decision making; …


American Legal History

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Course Description: The history of American law from its colonial antecedents until the twentieth century, emphasizing the relationship between law and the changing social, …


Civil Rights Seminar

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Course Description: This course will survey the history of civil rights laws and issues with a strong focus on race and ethnicity. It will …


Constitutional Interpretations Seminar

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The Supreme Court’s 1954 decision in Brown v. Board of Education was a watershed moment in constitutional interpretation, and this course examines major approaches …


Constitutional Law

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Course Description: This course explores “state constitutional law.” It will not specifically teach Ohio constitutional law, though some illustrations of the various principles may …


Constitutional Litigation

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Course Description: Constitutional Litigation is a course in advanced and applied constitutional law. It focuses on one of the central ways in which constitutional …


Criminal Procedure: Adjudication

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Course Description: This course studies the process of the criminal justice system from after the time of arrest through trial and verdict. Topics covered …


Criminal Procedure: Investigation

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Course Description: This course focuses on the legality of police investigative conduct under the Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Amendments to the United States Constitution. …


Federal Courts

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Course Description: This course examines the scope of and limitations upon the federal judicial power under Article III of the Constitution. It is organized around …


Federal Death Penalty Seminar

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Course Explorer: This seminar examines many of the substantive and procedural issues that arise in federal habeas corpus cases. It begins with an understanding …


First Amendment

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Course Description: This course explores American constitutional law regarding freedom of speech, freedom of association, and freedom of the press. It focuses on the …


Foreign Relations Law

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Course Description: This course will examine the constitutional, statutory, and international law basis for the conduct of foreign relations and foreign policy by the …


Fourteenth Amendment Seminar

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Course Description: This advanced course in constitutional law will examine current, recurrent, and lasting topics of interest under the Fourteenth Amendment. The course will …


Law and Religion

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Course Description: This course will examine First Amendment issues raised by both the Free Exercise and the Establishment Clause. In addition, it will explore …


Law and the Presidency

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Course Description: This course examines the law as it shapes the interactions of the President with both Congress and the judiciary. It examines the law …


Money & Politics Seminar

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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 …


National Security Law and Process

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Course Description: This course explores the legal, process, policy, political, and personality aspects of national security efforts, as conducted by lawyers and policymakers; horizontal federal …


Prisons, Police, and Borders Seminar

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Course Description: The course will consider the historical, psycho-social, and legal foundations of prison, police, and borders, and the possibilities for reforms and alternatives. …


Progressive Era and its Contemporary Relevance Seminar

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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 …


Section 1983: Police Misconduct and Prison Violations Seminar

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Course Description: This course considers the origins, uses, and limits of section 1983 litigation in the contexts of police misconduct and prison violations.


Sex, Sexuality and the Law

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Course Description: This course will survey the various legal issues facing gay men, lesbians and bisexuals. The topics include: regulation of sexuality and gender; …


State & Local Government Law

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Course Description: This course addresses major issues facing state and local governments and prepares students to practice law and influence policy at the state …


State Constitutional Law Seminar

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The course is about “state constitutional law.” It will not specifically teach Ohio constitutional law, though some illustrations of the various principles may come …


Surveillance and Secrecy Seminar

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Course Description: This seminar explores two of the most challenging law/policy issues of our time: surveillance (national security and criminal) and government secrecy.


The U.S. Supreme Court Seminar

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Course Description: This seminar will focus on the U.S. Supreme Court as an institution and demonstrate the ways in which its formal and informal …


U.S. Supreme Court Decision-making Seminar

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Course Description: This seminar deals primarily with the process of constitutional litigation as seen from the perspective of the U.S. Supreme Court. It includes a …