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College of Law

State Constitution Law

Course Number: 6915-10
Professor: Tom Sullins
Credit Hours & Type of Credit: 3
Semester Offered: Spring
Required: No
Prerequisites: Students must have completed their first year of law school.
Recommended Courses: None

Course Overview: This course encompasses a case-study analysis of judicial decisions and policies of the constitutional interpretation of the First Amendment (freedom of speech, press, association and religion), privacy rights, the rights of the criminally accused, and civil rights (racial and gender equality). An emphasis will be on the study of the Bill of Rights of the United States Constitution.

Course Materials: See the current Book List located under Courses and Curriculum.
Course Format: Speakers and Discussions
Written Assignments: class participation, case presentation, Mapp v. Ohio report/paper
Type of Exam: Final Exam (optional)
Basis for Grading Student Performance
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