Constitutional Law II:Survey of Civil Liberties

Section 1, Fall 21

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 49/50
Credits: 3
Day Time Room Start Date End Date
  • MW
  • 1000-1120
  • SL294
08/25/2021 12/01/2021

Course Description

This course surveys a range of individual rights topics, including post-New Deal substantive due process (e.g., parental rights, privacy, abortion, marriage, right to die, etc.), the Second Amendment, and the Speech, Press, Free Exercise, and Establishment Clauses of the First Amendment. To keep this manageable in a 3 credit hour format and minimize overlap with other courses, we will touch only lightly on issues of economic liberty (Lochner, and the Takings and Contracts Clauses), and exclude equal protection/civil rights issues and everything related to the criminal process. The allocation of time to subjects will be somewhat uneven, reflecting the interests of the instructor and the casebook editors and some bias in favor of issues that are timely and contentious.

Course Requirements

Exam Info:
Final Type (if any): Flex
Description: Flex exam at end of semester.

Written Work Product
Written Work Product:

Other Work

Other Course Details
Prerequisites: Constitutional Law (LAW 6001) encouraged, but not required. Concurrencies: None
Mutually Exclusive With: None
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.

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Cross Listed: No
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Public Syllabus Link: None
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Opens: Tuesday, November 23, 12:01 AM
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Closes: Friday, December 03, 11:59 PM