Completion of government class or concurrent enrollment in government, exceptions will be made for students with extensive debate or moot court experience or students who are significantly advanced.
Taught every other year alternating with Foreign Policy.
This course teaches the fundamentals of Constitutional Law through analysis of Supreme Court decisions. Particular attention will be focused on judicial philosophy and the doctrine of original intent.
This is a highly interactive course. During the class students will participate in debate, discussions, case studies and simulations. Students should expect to spend three hours a week preparing for the course. Each week students will be assigned readings and will be expected to come to class prepared to discuss the readings.
Constitutional Law, A Contemporary Approach, 2d (The Interactive Casebook Series) 2nd (second) edition by Gregory E. Maggs, Peter J. Smith published by West (2011) [Hardcover] Hardcover – April 19, 2010 by Gregory E. Maggs (Author). Available used online. ISBN 978-0-314-27355-0
Course Supplement - order at ODA bookstore (available after 7/15/20)