Current Issues in US Constitutional Law

SLN #: 12920
Course Prefix: LAW-691
Course Section: 006
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): Bender

Course Description:
This is an advanced course that addresses current important issues in U.S. constitutional law. The topics each year will be determined by the issues that are prominent at the time the course is given. For the Spring, 2019, semester, the topics might thus include: the confirmation process for Supreme Court Justices; whether Roe v. Wade should or will be overruled; whether the President is subject to grand jury subpoena; recent Supreme Court decisions on topics such as the constitutionality of political gerrymandering; and pending litigation and upcoming Supreme Court decisions on issues such as voting suppression laws and the application of the death penalty to mentally incompetent defendants.

There is no casebook for this course. Relevant case and legislative material will be accessed through the internet

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 3
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: No
Experiential Learning: No
Special Withdrawal Course: No
Final Exam Given: Yes
Final Exam Type: In-Class - Completely Unsecure
Attendance Policy: Per Statement Of Student Policies
Additional Attendance Policy: Attendance and class participation required

* The law school has a policy that Is used To calculate credit hours. Please see the Statement of Student Policies.