Arizona Constitutional Law



SLN #: 13103
Course Prefix: LAW-658
Course Section: 001
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): Bender

Course Description:
This course will address some of the most important provisions of the Arizona Constitution and the way in which those provisions have been interpreted and applied by the Arizona Supreme Court. Emphasis will be placed on provisions that are different, in either their text or judicial interpretation, from provisions of the United States Constitution. Topics will include the Arizona Constitution's provisions relating to "direct democracy" (recall, initiative and referendum elections); the respective powers of the executive, legislative and judicial branches of Arizona government; Arizona constitutional rights that are similar to, but more extensive than, individual rights contained in the U.S. Constitution; Arizona individual rights that are not found in the U.S. Constitution; and the legal relationship between the Arizona and U.S. Constitutions. The focus will be on issues of current importance The class uses materials compiled by the instructor.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 3
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: No
Prerequisite: Con Law I and Con Law II. Con Law II may be taken concurrently.
Final Exam Given: Yes
Final Exam Type: In-Class
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Additional Attendance Policy: Class attendance highly advisable
Online Course Site: None