CONSTITUTIONAL LAW: Institutional Powers and Constraints
Political Science 3431
1. Description. This course provides an introduction to federal constitutional law. Topics covered include the theory and practice of judicial review; the powers of the branches of the federal government; and the relationship between the states and the federal government.
2. Readings. Please purchase:
Lee Epstein & Thomas G. Walker. 2017. Constitutional Law for Changing America: Institutional Powers and Constraints, 9th ed. Thousand Oaks, CA: CQ Press.
3. Evaluation Method. There will be two in-class exams: a mid-term (40%) on March 6, 2019 and a final (50%) on May 6, 2019 from 3:30-5:30 pm. The remaining 10% will be based on participation. I expect students to attend class and to come prepared to discuss the assigned materials.
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