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George I Lovell
LSJ 361
Seattle Campus

United States Courts and Civil Liberty

Cases and literature bearing on protection of constitutionally guaranteed private rights, with particular reference to the period since 1937. Offered: jointly with POL S 361.

Class description

Description: This course examines civil rights and civil liberties in the American constitutional system. The course looks at how processes of Supreme Court decision-making and constitutional interpretation have shaped legal protections for individual rights in American society. The readings for the course are excerpts from Supreme Court opinions in several important areas of constitutional law.

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General method of instruction

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Class assignments and grading

Assignments: Assignments include in class exams and two short papers.

Grades: Grades will be based on two short analytic papers, two exams, and quiz section participation.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by George I Lovell
Date: 11/09/2005