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Constitutional Law (Shanor) - Sec 2B

Spring 2024   LAW 501-004  

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Amanda Shanor

Visiting Professor

Additional Information

Skills Training

10% Participation,
90% Exam

Short Answer,
In Class,
Partial Open Book (Students may refer to the casebook, class materials, and their notes; no use of the internet, hornbooks, treatises, or other sources will be permitted.)

Satisfies Senior Writing Requirement



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. If you are absent due to illness or some other unavoidable circumstance, email me and I can send you an email with instructions for accessing the recording for the class session(s) you missed.

Meeting Times/Location
MTR 10:30AM - 11:45AM
Silverman Hall 240A



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.


"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

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