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Constitutional Structure of Judicial Review Seminar
J.D. Seminar 474 | 1 credit hours
This seminar will explore the nature of judicial review, approaching the topic from two directions – federal jurisdiction and substantive constitutional law. On the federal jurisdiction side, topics may include such doctrines as standing, severability, and the difference between facial and as-applied constitutional challenges. On the substantive side, topics will likely include hot-button areas of constitutional law, such as the First Amendment, the Commerce Clause, and abortion rights. By looking at federal jurisdiction in tandem with substantive constitutional law, the seminar will suggest a new perspective on both, and ultimately, perhaps, a new understanding of the constitutional structure of judicial review.
Prerequisite: Constitutional Law I: The Federal System. Recommended: Prior or concurrent enrollment in Federal Courts and the Federal System.
In Spring 2011, this seminar will meet for seven weeks. The first class meeting is Tuesday, January 18, 10:05 a.m. - 12:05 p.m. In addition to the class meeting on January 18, this course will tentatively meet on the following dates: February 15, March 1, March 15, March 29, April 19, and April 26. Please note that these dates may change.