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United States Constitutional Law - LAWS3496

Year - 2019

This unit provides an in-depth introduction to the principles, core concepts, and key cases of United States Constitutional Law. It traces the structure and role of the U.S. Supreme Court, and the development of U.S. constitutional reasoning from the post-revolutionary period to the present. It considers debates about constitutional interpretation, and the significance of different approaches to key provisions of the Constitution. Topics may include all or any of: federalism and the commerce clause; eminent domain and "just compensation"; substantive due process; equal protection of the laws: race and gender discrimination; freedom of speech; freedom of religion; unenumerated rights; constitutional protection of citizenship and voting. Students will also be introduced to, and encouraged to engage in, normative debates about constitutional values.

Classes
2x2hr seminars/wk for 10 weeks.

Assessment
Class participation (10%) and either a) 2,500wd mid-semester written assignment (30%) plus final 2hr exam (60%); or b) 3hr exam (90%).

Pre-requisites

LAWS5011 or LAWS2011 or LAWS1004 or LAWS3000 or LAWS3003

Prohibitions

LAWS3418 or LAWS5118 or LAWS3491 or LAWS5191 or LAWS5196

Details

Faculty: Sydney Law School

Semester 1

25 Feb 2019

Department/School: Law
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Mar 2019
Unit of study level: Senior
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
Location
Camperdown
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Professor Helen Irving
HECS Band: 3
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