Civil War and the Constitution

Section 1, Spring 22

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 0/50
Credits: 3
Day Time Room Start Date End Date
  • TR
  • 1130-1250
  • SL262
01/25/2022 04/28/2022

Course Description

This course will examine the constitutional history of the United States from 1845 to 1877, paying attention to how the U.S. Constitution shaped the Civil War, and also to how the war left its mark on the Constitution. In this seminar, we will discuss such issues as congressional power to regulate slavery in the territories, the problem of race and slavery in constitutional law, suspension of civil liberties during wartime, congressional and presidential war powers, the respective powers of the state and federal governments, and the meaning of the Reconstruction Amendments.

Course Requirements

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

Final Type (if any): None
Description: None

Written Work Product
Written Work Product: Grades will be based on class participation and on several short papers (deadlines to be announced).

Other Work

Other Course Details
Prerequisites: (Constitutional Law (6001)) Concurrencies: None
Mutually Exclusive With: Civil War and the Constitution (9203)
Laptops Allowed: No
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.
122217698
Law No.
LAW7100
Modified Type
Lecture
Cross Listed: Yes
Cross-Listed Course Mnemonic: HIUS 7072
Public Syllabus Link: None
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Opens: Friday, April 22, 12:01 AM
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Closes: Sunday, May 01, 11:59 PM
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