Constitutional Law II:Survey of Civil Liberties

Section 1, Fall 19

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 26/80
Credits: 3

Course Description

This course surveys a range of individual rights topics, including post-New Deal substantive due process (e.g., parental rights, privacy, abortion, marriage, right to die, etc.), the Second Amendment, and the Speech, Press, Free Exercise, and Establishment Clauses of the First Amendment. To keep this manageable in a 3 credit hour format and minimize overlap with other courses, we will touch only lightly on issues of economic liberty (Lochner, and the Takings and Contracts Clauses), and exclude equal protection/civil rights issues and everything related to the criminal process. The allocation of time to subjects will be somewhat uneven, reflecting the interests of the instructor and the casebook editors and some bias in favor of issues that are timely and contentious.

Course Requirements

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

Final Type (if any): Flex
Description: Flex exam at end of semester.
Final Exam Notes:

Flex 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: No
Course Notes:

Graduation Requirements

*Satisfies Writing Requirement: No
**Credits For Prof. Skills Requirement: No
Satisfies Professional Ethics: No

*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.

General Information

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Cross Listed: No
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Public Syllabus Link: None
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