Constitutional Law I
Section 1

HU Course No. 600-612

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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

The Constitution

Steven D. Jamar, Constitutional Law: Power, Liberty, Equality (Wolters Kluwer 2017) ISBN 9781454870326. 2020 Supplement (pdf download) and other 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 Publ. 2016) ISBN-13: 978-1454864226

Past exams (downloadable from the CL1 course homepage)


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.

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 12 Sept. 2020