LPOL

2015

Constitutional Law

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Political Science

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Constitutional Law

Fall 2018

Taught By: Lisa Huestis

Section: A

CRN: 7047

Credits: 4

The American Constitution creates the structure and allocation of power for federal government and establishes the relationship between the federal government and the states, as well as between the government and its citizens. Ratified in 1788, the American Constitution is the oldest working written Constitution in the world and has been an important model for all other Constitutions. Through class discussions and some lecturing, this course provides an introduction to the Constitution’s major doctrines and explores how and why this document has remained vital and active while other Constitutions have failed. After examining the drafting and ratification of the Constitution in the late 1780s, the course uses a close reading of significant Supreme Court decisions to examine the Constitution’s major doctrines and the Supreme Court’s interpretation of those doctrines. Among other topics, the course will cover the allocation of power among the three branches of federal government, the role of the federal judiciary, federalism, the power of Congress to regulate, due process, and individual rights.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Political Science (LPOL)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 20

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 2:20pm 10/23/2018

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday, Wednesday

Times: 1:50pm - 3:30pm

Building: 6 East 16th Street

Room: 913

Date Range: 8/27/2018 - 12/12/2018