Advanced Constitutional Law
2 credits Credit(s)
This year the course examines the intertwined development of federalism, liberty, and equality in constitutional law. It traces the development of federalism, liberty, and equality principles through periods of opposition and harmonization, when both national and local powers have either upheld or violated a range of rights. Beginning with the struggles of slavery and Reconstruction as a paradigm case, the course considers the roles of federalism, liberty, and equality across a spectrum of present constitutional controversies. Throughout, the course views these cases through the lenses of competing constitutional theories.