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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.

Curriculum

Basic courses are those which introduce fundamental concepts and provide the necessary background to pursue advanced courses in the area. Additional courses expand upon basic concepts and offer advanced study in the subject area. Related courses provide additional background or demonstrate how the subject area relates to the core concepts of another subject area.

Basic Courses Units
Administrative Law3
Federal Courts3
Federal Income Taxation3
First Amendment & Free Speech3
Supreme Court Seminar2
Additional Courses Units
Advanced Constitutional Law3
Bankruptcy3
Contemporary Issues of Race and Law 3
Corporations4
Cyberlaw3
Death Penalty Law3
Election Law3
Employment Discrimination3
Employment Law3
Energy Law3
Environmental Law3
Immigration Law3
Information Privacy Law3
International Human Rights3
International Human Rights Clinic5
Labor Law3
Predatory Lending Law & Practice2
Sexuality Law3
Related Courses Units
Biotechnology Seminar2
Elder Law2
Health Law3
Intellectual Property Survey3
International Economic Relations3
Juvenile Law3
Juvenile Law3
Land Use Law3
Legal Issues and Terrorism, Post 9/113
Maritime Law3