This course is designed to provide an introduction to the United States Constitution and its amendments. You will study the allocation of powers, the system of checks and balances, and the concepts of individual rights, liberties, and protection. You will also develop a better understanding of the Bill of Rights.
You will be introduced to the fundamentals of the federal constitution, including the institution of judicial review, the limitations on federal judicial power, the constitutional roles of the legislative and executive branches, due process of law, and individual rights under the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. You will also explore possible future trends of the U.S. Supreme Court. The course will focus on individual civil liberties and 42 U.S.C. section 1983 claims, emphasizing redress for violations of the Fourth, Fifth, and Eighth Amendment rights of the U.S. Constitution.
- Constitutional Law in a Nutshell, most recent edition, St Paul: West Group by Barron & Dienes
Highly Recommended Legal Resources
- Oran’s Dictionary of the Law, 4th Edition, by Daniel Oran. Clifton Park: Delmar Cengage Learning
- Westlaw, legal research access, available for the duration of the course for only $89
For more information, call The Center for Legal Studies at 800.522.7737 or visit their Online Store to order.
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|Constitutional Law-Online||08/23/21 - 10/08/21||Online||04/07/21 - 08/20/21||REGISTER NOW|
|Constitutional Law-Online||10/18/21 - 12/03/21||Online||06/03/21 - 10/15/21||REGISTER NOW|