First half of introduction to concepts of constitutional doctrine, with particular reference to the institutional role of the Supreme Court. The judicial function in constitutional cases (judicial review), the structure of government and the constitutional distribution of power between nation and states and among the three branches of national government, and individual rights under the due process clauses. This course is an upper-division course for students who enrolled prior to fall 2006. (One-semester course)
Required course. UP point eligible course (eligible for proficiency points only for students who began in the fall of 2017 or thereafter). Attendance is mandatory. Reading assignment for first class posted online.