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Constitutional Law (Roosevelt)

Spring 2023   LAW 501-002  

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Faculty
Kermit Roosevelt

Professor of Law

krooseve@law.upenn.edu
Additional Information

Skills Training
None

Grading
10% Participation,
90% Exam

Exam
Multiple Choice,
Short Answer,
Essay,
Take Home,
Closed-Book

Satisfies Senior Writing Requirement

No

Location

Class meets in person.

Course Continuity
Students are encouraged to stay home if you are ill or experience flu-like symptoms. If you miss a class for any reason, it is still your responsibility to make up the work missed.

I offer the following to students who miss class due to illness:

- Class sessions are regularly recorded. I will make these recordings routinely available on the course site to everyone in the class.

Meeting Times/Location
T 9:00AM - 10:15AM
Gittis Hall 2
MW 1:30PM - 2:45PM
Gittis Hall 2

Category
First-Year

Credits
4.0

A study of basic issues of federal constitutional law. Major topics will be: the role of courts in the interpretation of enforcement of the U.S. Constitution; the scope of federal legislative powers under the Constitution; federalism limitations placed on the powers of state and local governments; individual civil, political, and human rights under the U.S. Constitution, with the primary emphasis on the Equal Protection and Due Process Clauses of the Fourteenth Amendment.

Course Concentrations

Constitutional Law Learning outcomes: Demonstrate a core understanding of constitutional law; Perform legal analysis in the context of constitutional law; Communicate effectively on topics related to constitutional law; Demonstrate an understanding of constitutional law affects other areas of law.


Textbooks

"Processes of Constitutional Decisionmaking" by Sanford Levinson, Jack M. Balkin, Akhil Reed Amar, Reva B. Siegel, Cristina M. Rodriguez
Edition: 8th 2022
Publisher: Aspen Pub
ISBN: 9781543838558
Required

"Processes of Constitutional Decisionmaking, 2022 Supplement" by Brest, Levinson, Balki, Amar, Siegel
Edition: 2022 8/29/22
Publisher: Aspen Pub
ISBN: 9781543858174
Required