Constitutional Law II: Religious Liberty

Section 1, Fall 21

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 52/80
Credits: 3
Day Time Room Start Date End Date
  • MW
  • 1410-1530
  • SL278
08/25/2021 12/01/2021

Course Description

This course will explore the historical, philosophical, and constitutional foundations of the relation between religion and the state. Its primary focus will be on the religion clauses of the First Amendment. In considering the modern case law, and various theories of how the state should treat religion, the course will cover numerous topics under the broad headings of religious accommodation, public funding of religion, the influence of religion and government on public culture, and the role of religious convictions in political and legal decision-making.

Course Requirements

Exam Info:
Midterm Type (if any): None
Description: None

Final Type (if any): Flex with Paper Option
Description: Flex examination at end of the semester, with a paper option that would be due on or before noon (EST) on the last day of the exam period. Students seeking to satisfy the upper-level writing requirement must submit a timely Writing Requirement Intent Form to the Student Records Office - retroactive exceptions will not be granted.

Written Work Product
Written Work Product:

Other Work

Other Course Details
Prerequisites: (Constitutional Law (6001)) Concurrencies: None
Mutually Exclusive With: Religious Liberty (7102)
Laptops Allowed: Yes
First Day Attendance Required: No
Course Resources: To be announced.
Course Notes:

Graduation Requirements

*Satisfies Writing Requirement: No
**Credits For Prof. Skills Requirement: No
Satisfies Professional Ethics: No

*If “Yes,” then students are required to submit a substantial research paper in this course, which means students do not need to submit any form to SRO for this paper to meet their upper-level writing requirement. If “No,” then students must submit a “special request” e-form to SRO (available via LawWeb) no later than five weeks after the start of the term for a paper in this class to be counted toward the upper-level writing requirement.

**Yes indicates course credits count towards UVA Law’s Prof. Skills graduation requirement, not necessarily a skills requirements for any particular state bar.

Schedule No.
121819144
Law No.
LAW7017
Modified Type
Lecture
Cross Listed: No
Cross-Listed Course Mnemonic:
Public Syllabus Link: None
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Opens: Wednesday, November 24, 12:01 AM
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Closes: Friday, December 03, 11:59 PM
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