Constitutional Law I
Section 1

HU Course No. 600-612

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Required Book and Materials

The Constitution

Steven D. Jamar, Constitutional Law: Power, Liberty, Equality (Aspen/Wolters Kluwer 2017) ISBN 9781454870326.

Supplemental materials to be provided from Prof. Jamar from time to time.

Recommended Books

Additional Perspectives

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 2007)

Study Aids

Allan Ides & Chistopher N. May, Constitutional Law: National Power and Federalism Examples and Explanations (7th ed. Aspen/Wolters Kluwer 2016)


Please note that the syllabus shows what is planned.  The course is unlikely to stay exactly on schedule.

First Assignments

Classes 1-3:

Constitution Articles 1, 2, 3 & Amends. 1, 5, 10, 11, 14

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. Georgia (1832)


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last update 27 February 2017