Constitutional Law II:Survey of Civil Liberties

Section 1, Spring 23

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 29/64
Credits: 3
Days* Time Room Start Date End Date
  • MW
  • 1000-1120
  • SL258
01/23/2023 04/26/2023
*“R” means Thursday

Course Description

This course surveys a range of individual rights topics, starting with the Speech and Religion Clauses of the First Amendment and moving on to the Second Amendment and some selected topics in economic rights (e.g., civil forfeiture and occupational licensing) and privacy (e.g., abortion, mandatory vaccination, experimental medications). It overlaps very substantially with the Speech & Press and Religious Liberty courses, and is intended for students who want a basic overview of this material and do not expect to take those more in-depth classes. It does not cover equal protection/civil rights issues or anything related to the criminal process. The particular topics and emphasis will reflect the interests of the instructor and recent developments at the Supreme Court.

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: Thursday, April 20, 12:01 AM
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Closes: Sunday, April 30, 11:59 PM