Constitutional Liberty



SLN #: 18002
Course Prefix: LAW-691
Course Section: 016
Credit Hours: 2
Instructor(s): Weinstein

Course Description:
This seminar will explore the protection of unenumerated rights and liberties under the U.S. Constitution. The focus of the seminar will be a critical examination of various possible textual sources for such rights and liberties, including the Ninth Amendment, the Due Process Clauses of the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments and the Privileges or Immunities Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. Readings will include the major cases decided by the United States Supreme Court on the subject, with an emphasis on cases dealing with contemporary issues such as abortion, physician assisted suicide and homosexual sex. We will also consider arguments for greater constitutional protection of economic liberty.

Course requirements include attendance, participation, reading, student class presentations, and a seminar paper.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 2
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: Yes, With Instructor's Approval*
Flexible Writing Requirement: Yes*
Skills Requirement: No
Note: Only one of the above listed requirements can be fulfilled with this course.
Prerequisite: There are no strict prerequisites, although successful completion of Constitutional Law II is strongly recommended.
Limited Enrollment Number: 15
Final Exam Given: No
Mid Term or Other Exam: No
Paper or In-Class Presentation: Yes
Participation Points: Yes
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Additional Attendance Policy: Mandatory
Online Course Site: Blackboard