Constitutional Law

Section AD, Spring 23

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 66/70
Credits: 4
Days* Time Room Start Date End Date
  • MWR
  • 1410-1530
  • WB101
01/23/2023 04/27/2023
*“R” means Thursday

Course Description

The course will be divided into four parts. The first part will introduce students to judicial review and constitutional interpretation. The next two parts will focus on what are often referred to as “structural” matters. The second part explores the concept of separation of powers—the division of authority between the three branches of the federal government. The third part will address federalism—the relationship between the federal government and the states and the constitutional limits that define the powers of each over various subject matters. The final part will focus on constitutionally guaranteed rights. This will include an introduction to the structure of constitutional protections, equal protection, and an examination of fundamental rights under the Due Process Clause

Course Requirements

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

Written Work Product
Written Work Product:

Other Work

Other Course Details
Prerequisites: None Concurrencies: None
Mutually Exclusive With: None
Laptops Allowed: Yes
First Day Attendance Required: Yes
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.
123217898
Law No.
LAW6001
Modified Type
Lecture
Cross Listed: No
Cross-Listed Course Mnemonic:
Concentrations: Core Foundational
Public Syllabus Link: None
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Opens: Thursday, April 20, 12:01 AM
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Closes: Sunday, April 30, 11:59 PM
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