George I Lovell
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.
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.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
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.