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Course Details

Course Code: LSTD510 Course ID: 3850 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate

This course provides the student with a theoretical foundation in Constitutional law. The Constitution divides power. In particular, it apportions authority along three main dimensions: between the state and federal governments; among the branches of the federal government; and between, on the one hand, all levels of government and, on the other hand, individuals. The vast majority of live constitutional questions concern a conflict along one or more of these axes. Students will study issues of policy, principle, philosophy, and constitutional implications by focusing on construction and application. This graduate course will explore advanced principles, doctrines and controversies regarding the structure of and division of powers in American government. Specific topics include judicial review, jurisdiction, standing to sue, federalism, federal and state powers and immunities, the separation of powers among the branches of the federal government, the First Amendment, and the Equal Protection Clause.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Start Month Session Weeks
03/29/2022 - 09/02/2022 09/05/2022 - 10/30/2022 September Summer 2022 Session D 8 Week session
05/21/2022 - 11/04/2022 11/07/2022 - 01/01/2023 November Fall 2022 Session I 8 Week session
07/25/2022 - 12/30/2022 01/02/2023 - 02/26/2023 January Winter 2023 Session B 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

After completing this course, the Student will be able to:

1. Distinguish the development of Constitutional Law in the areas of judicial, legislative, and executive powers;

2. Analyze the separation of powers, federalism, national and state regulation of commerce, and property rights;

3. Assess the role of the judiciary by examining landmark constitutional decisions;

4. Appraise the Bill of Rights and the U.S. Constitution; and

5. Analyze a recent Supreme Court case.

After completing this course, the Student will be able to:

1. Distinguish the development of Constitutional Law in the areas of judicial, legislative, and executive powers;

2. Analyze the separation of powers, federalism, national and state regulation of commerce, and property rights;

3. Assess the role of the judiciary by examining landmark constitutional decisions;

4. Appraise the Bill of Rights and the U.S. Constitution; and

5. Analyze a recent Supreme Court case.

Book Title:Bluebook: Uniform System of Citation, 21st Ed - Style guide information available online, please visit http://apus.libguides.com/er.php to locate the course eReserve.
ISBN:9780578666150
Publication Info:Harvard, Columbia Law Review
Author:Harvard, Columbia Law Review
Unit Cost:$56.25
 
Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit http://apus.libguides.com/er.php to locate the course eReserve.
ISBN:ERESERVE NOTE
 

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.