Constitutional Law II: Religious Liberty

Information Introduction

Section 1, Spring 24

Schedule Information

Enrollment: /44
Credits: 3
Days Time Room Start Date End Date




1410-1530 WB104

Course Description

This is a survey course on issues of religious liberty arising under the Free Exercise Clause, the Establishment Clause, the Test Oath Clause, state constitutional provisions, and modern religious liberty legislation. There are three principal sets of issues: 1) Government regulation of religious practice, including laws that make religious observances illegal, laws that make it difficult or impossible to physically create a place of worship, and laws that interfere with internal church decisions concerning employment, doctrine, property ownership, and lines of religious authority;2) Government funding of religious institutions and especially of secular services provided by religious institutions, including such issues as school vouchers, faith-based social services, religious colleges and universities, and religious hospitals; and3) Government sponsorship and regulation of religious speech, including such issues as school-sponsored prayer, student religion clubs, distribution of religious literature, municipal Nativity scenes, monuments to the Ten Commandments, and so on.

Course Requirements

Exam Information

Final Type (if any): Flex

Description: Flex exam at end of semester.

Other Course Details

Prerequisites: Students are expected to have taken Constitutional Law (LAW 6001) previously or concurrently Concurrencies: (Constitutional Law (6001))

Exclusive With: Religious Liberty (7102)

Laptops Allowed: Yes

First Day Attendance Required: No

Course Resources: To be announced.

Graduation Requirements

Satisfies Understanding Bias/Racism/Cross-Cultural Competency requirement: No

Satisfies Writing Requirement: No

Credits For Prof. Skills Requirement: No

Satisfies Professional Ethics: No

Additional Course Information

Schedule No.: 124217874

Modified Type: Lecture

Cross Listed: No

Concentrations: Constitutional Law , Jurisprudence and Comparative Law

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