Constitutional Law & Government Regulation
Constitutional law is fundamental to understanding the role of law in our society.
Although constitutional law issues are not ordinarily the focus of the practice of most lawyers, they do come up in nearly all areas of law, and public law is at the center of our legal system. It is essential to understand the basic structure of the Constitution, the scheme of government it establishes, the powers it confers, and the rights it guarantees.
The basic course in Constitutional Law is required in the second year for both full-time and part-time students. Beyond that, we offer courses, like First Amendment, that focus on specific constitutional law issues; and courses, like Employment Discrimination or Election Law, that examine protection of individual civil and political rights. Many other courses explore particular aspects of the relationships among constitutional provisions, statutory schemes and common law approaches to particular issues.