Constitutional Law is the study of the structures of government, individual rights, and governmental responsibilities laid out in the United States Constitution, in state constitutions, and in the many court decisions interpreting those documents. Our curriculum includes a required constitutional law course that introduces students to constitutional interpretation and to many of the US Constitution’s most important substantive provisions; strongly recommended upper level courses that explore individual rights in the civil and criminal contexts; and a variety of electives that highlight particular constitutional issues and provisions or provide students the opportunity to engage in clinical work or simulations.

Faculty Who Teach In This Area

Foundational courses

  • Constitutional Law (4 cr, required)

Essential advanced course

  • Constitutional Law II (2 cr)

Other courses in this area

  • Civil Rights Litigation (2 cr)
  • Federal Courts (3 cr)
  • First Amendment Seminar (3 cr)
  • Criminal Procedure Adjudicative (3 cr)
  • Criminal Procedure Investigative (3 cr)
  • Law and Religion (3 cr)
  • Voting Rights and Election Law (3 cr)

Experiential learning courses in this field

  • Civil Rights Clinic (6 cr)
  • US Supreme Court Seminar (3 cr)