Civil Liberties Seminar
The seminar is a survey and discussion of selected contemporary problems in civil liberties, using both case law (largely Supreme Court) and contemporary writings as base materials. The topics for this fall’s classes will be the interplay between rights of privacy and freedom of speech, religious liberty, academic freedom, sexual orientation and civil liberties, terrorism and civil liberties, and alcohol and drug abuse. There is some overlap with Constitutional Law II, as to both subject matter and particular cases addressed. Students are graded on the basis of class participation. Neither an examination nor a paper is required.
*Yes means professor requires everyone in the course to submit a substantial research paper (which is the requirement standard in Academic Policies), so no paperwork required to be submitted to SRO. No means student must timely submit paperwork to SRO if intending to use a paper in this course to satisfy the 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.