Constitutional Law and Legal History


The Law School’s curriculum features two concentrations with courses in constitutional law and legal history. The following is a list of courses offered during the current and two previous academic years. Numbers in parentheses indicate which academic year(s) the courses were offered, i.e., 2012-13 is coded (13), 2013-14 is coded (14) and 2014-15 is coded (15).

Advanced Campaign Finance (15)
Advanced Topics in the First Amendment (Religion Clauses) (13,14,15)
American Constitutional Development (14)
Business and Governmental Tort Liability (15)
Citizenship and Group Identity (13)
Civil Liberties (13,14,15)
Civil Rights Litigation (13,14,15)
Civil War and the Constitution (14)
Comparative Constitutional Design (13,14)
Comparative Constitutional Law (13,14,15)
Constitutional Law II: Freedom of Speech and Press (14,15)
Constitutional Law II: Law and Theory of Equal Protection (14)
Constitutional Law II: Parents, Children and Reproduction (14)
Constitutional Law II: Religious Liberty (13,14,15)
Constitutional Law II: Survey of Civil Liberties (13,14,15)
Constitutional Law and the Scholarly Process (14)
Constitution-Making (15)
Constitutional Rights of Corporations (13)
Constitutional Theory (13,14,15)
Constitutionalism: History and Jurisprudence (13,14,15)
Criminal Law in the Supreme Court (13)
Criminal Procedure Survey (13,14,15)
Defamation (14,15)
Environmental Law and Federalism (13)
Federal Lawyer (13)
Federal Sentencing (13,14,15)
First Amendment and the Scholarly Press (15)
Habeas Corpus (13,14)
Judicial Review (13)
Judicial Role in American History (14)
Land Use Law (13,14,15)
Law and Higher Education (13,14,15)
Law of Armed Conflict (15)
Law of the Police (13,14,15)
Law of War (13,14)
Legislation (13,14,15)
Lochner Era (15)
Monetary Constitution (13,14)
Money and Rights (15)
Presidential Powers (13,14)
Profiling (13,14)
Race and Law (13,14,15)
Readings in Constitutional Law (14)
Regulation of the Political Process (13,14)
Right to Education in U.S.: Real or Hollow? (13,14)
Slavery and the Constitution (14)
Special Education Law (14)
State-Level Individual Income Taxation: U.S. and EU (14)
State Tax in the U.S. and EU (15)
Supreme Court Decisionmaking (13,14)
Supreme Court from Warren to Roberts (13,14,15)
Supreme Court Justices and the Art of Judging (13,14,15)
Supreme Court: October Term (14,15)
Virginia and the Constitution (13,14,15)


Appellate Litigation Clinic (13,14,15)
First Amendment Clinic (13,14,15)
Supreme Court Litigation Clinic (13,14,15)

American Legal Realism (13)
An American Half-Century (13,14,15)
Civil Rights History from Plessy to Brown (15)
The Civil War and the Constitution (14,15)
Constitutional History I: American Revolution to 1865 (13)
Constitutional History II The Twentieth Century (15)
Crime and Punishment in American History (13,14)
Global Legal History (15)
International Ifs in the Mid-20th Century (14,15)
Judicial Role in American History (13,14)
Lawyers and the Civil Rights Movement (13)
Learning from the Holocaust (15)
Legal History: Transnational and Imperial Contexts to 1850 (13)
Legal History Colloquium (14)
Race and Law: Landmark Cases (14)
Slavery and the Constitution (14)
Stocks to Cellblocks: American Punishment Since 1776 (15)
Virginia and the Constitution (13,14)