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Welcome to the home page of Prof. Jamar's Constitutional
Law I website. This website is only for the course taught
by Prof. Jamar. It does not provide any information about
the course as it may be taught by other faculty members.
The syllabus and other
information is available online at
Required Book and Materials
Steven D. Jamar, Constitutional
Law: Power, Liberty, Equality (Wolters Kluwer 2017)
ISBN 9781454870326. 2018
Supplement (pdf download) and other supplemental
materials to be provided from Prof. Jamar from time to
Brian Landsberg and Leslie Jacobs, Global Issues
in Constitutional Law (Thompson West 2007)
Sanford Levinson, Our Undemocratic
Constitution: Where the Constitution Goes
Wrong (and How We the People Can Correct It)
(Oxford University Press 2006) (paperback edition
Allan Ides & Chistopher N. May, Constitutional
Law: National Power and Federalism – Examples and
Explanations (7th ed. Aspen Publ. 2016)
Past exams (downloadable from the CL1
Please note that the syllabus shows what is
planned. The course is unlikely to stay exactly on
schedule. Some topics may be covered in a different
order or may be dropped or coverage expanded depending
on developments inside and outside of class.
Constitution Articles 1, 2, 3 & Amends. 1, 5, 10,
Jamar, Part I Foundations; ch. 1 Studying
Constitutional Law; Ch. 2 Foundational Principles and
Cases (2017) pp. 13-35 with particular emphasis on Marbury
v. Madison (1803).
Jamar, ch. 2 Foundational Principles and Cases pp.
35-45 with particular emphasis on Worcester v.