Constitutional Law - Fourteenth Amendment – 6081
NOTE: Meets upper division constitutional law requirement.
NOTE: This section was previously listed as LAW 6014 Constitutional Law II - Fourteenth Amendment and will appear as such on transcripts.
This is a survey course. It familiarizes students with key Amendments to the U.S. Constitution, including the First, Second, Fourth, Sixth, Eighth, Thirteenth, and Fifteenth. The course concentrates on the examination of individual constitutional rights derived primarily from the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments. Special attention is paid to jurisprudence emerging from individualsâ claims against state and federal governments. The class will study due process and the equal protection jurisprudence to better understand the specific topics covered that will range from contraception and abortion to affirmative action and marriage. Students will analyze the constitutionality of laws that classify individuals on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation, religion, and other social and legal statuses.