|Day & Time
306 Hamilton Hall
|Instructor||Luke S Macinnis|
|Method of Instruction||In-Person|
This course is an introduction to American constitutional law. We examine key historical debates surrounding the constitution’s framing, ratification, and subsequent amendments, and study several major court decisions that have elaborated the constitution’s meaning over time. We will explore competing theories of how the constitution should be interpreted, how the constitution distributes and limits the power of different branches of government, and which fundamental political and civil rights the constitution guarantees (see the schedule of readings for specific topics). Students will regularly discuss, debate, and write about these issues.
|Department||Summer Session (SUMM)|
|Enrollment||12 students (30 max) as of 9:06PM Tuesday, October 3, 2023|