Fall 2014
    Law No.: LAW7016
    Sched. No.: 114821441

Constitutional History II: The Twentieth Century
Section 1
Goluboff, Risa L.

Administrative Information:
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Days, Times (Room):WF, 1000-1120 (SL294)
Capacity:54 **This information is current as of 05/25/2015 06:14:09 AM**
Current Enrollment:20 **This information is current as of 05/25/2015 06:14:09 AM**

Course Description:

This course examines the constitutional history of twentieth century United States in the context of social, cultural, political, and intellectual developments. It explores the ways in which many actors—laypeople, social movement organizations, lawyers, academics, politicians, and judges—participated in the construction of constitutional law. The principal issues addressed include constitutional questions involving Reconstruction and the Reconstruction amendments; race and citizenship in the early twentieth century; economic regulation during the Lochner era; the constitutional crisis over the New Deal in the 1930s; the birth of the modern Establishment Clause in the late 1940s; the rise of modern free speech doctrine; the numerous rights revolutions of the Warren Court, including civil rights, criminal procedure, and the rights of the poor; the limitation of many of those rights in the 1970s, including debates over affirmative action; and the expansion of the rights of women and of privacy rights in the 1970s. NOTE: Constitutional History I is not a prerequisite for this course.

Laptops prohibited during class sessions.