LAW Contemporary Issues in Law and Politics
Civil Rights/Liberties: General
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Contemporary Issues in Law and Politics
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[ Academia ] [ Litigation ] [ Regulatory & Policy ] Civil Rights/Liberties: General
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[ Academia ] [ Litigation ] [ Regulatory & Policy ] as a Related Elective for those interested in Constitutional Law : Students interested in constitutional issues and public interest law will find this seminar useful. It covers recent legal controversies addressed by the Supreme Court, such as civil rights, criminal procedure, national security and First Amendment issues.
General course Description:
This seminar covers high profile legal controversies from the previous few years. Topics to be covered this semester will include recent Supreme Court decisions concerning affirmative action, the Voting Rights Act, campaign finance, the First Amendment, national security, and criminal procedure, as well as other legislative controversies and cases pending during the term. Students are required to complete a considerable amount of reading each week and participate actively in the seminar. The final paper will be approximately 30 pages in length and will concern a topic of the student's choice dealing with law and politics. Students can take the seminar for either 2 or 3 units. Students taking the seminar for 3 units are required to complete weekly written assignments in addition to the final paper. After the term begins, students accepted into the course can transfer from section (01) into section (02), for 3 units with instructor consent. Elements used in grading: Class participation, final paper and written assignments (optional).