Constitutional Law II

HU Course No. 600-621
Prof. Steven Jamar

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  • Syllabus (pdf) (not yet posted -- andonce posted tends to be slightly less current than html version)

Maryland Con Law Bar Exam Questions, Answers, Analysis (pdf)

Welcome to the home page of Prof. Jamar's Constitutional Law II 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. For fall 2015 we will be using draft chapters from the constitutional law textbook being written by Profs. Jamar and Francois. These materials are available for download free of charge from Prof. Jamar's website. You may print them, but bear in mind that you should not print them on Howard printers; your HUSL printing allowance is for other materials, not course materials.

 PDFs of the first chapters were uploaded on August 15 as was an updated syllabus for the first two chapters.  Please note that although the syllabus shows what is planned, the course is unlikely to follow the schedule exactly. This syllabus is subject to change to address current events, ongoing developments in the law, and to meet the students' needs as perceived by the professor during the semester.

Jamar & Francois, Constitutional Law: Power, Liberty, Equality (manuscript 2015) Table of Contents

Jamar & Francois, Constitutional Law Ch. 2 Foundations (2015) (pdf)

Jamar & Francois, Constitutional Law Ch. 12 Equal Protection (2015) (pdf)

Jamar & Francois, Constitutional Law Ch. 13 Procedural Due Process (2015) (pdf)

Jamar & Francois, Constitutional Law Ch. 14 Economic Rights (2015) (pdf)

Jamar & Francois, Constitutional Law Ch. 15 Substantive Due Process (2015) (pdf)

Jamar & Francois, Constitutional Law Ch. 16 State Action(2015) (pdf)

Jamar & Francois, Constitutional Law Ch. 17 Freedom of Expression (2015) (pdf)

Jamar & Francois, Constitutional Law Ch. 18 Freedom of Expression (2015) (pdf)

Jamar & Francois, Constitutional Law Ch. 19 Freedom of Association(2015) (pdf)

Jamar & Francois, Constitutional Law Ch. 20 Freedom of Religion (2015) (pdf)

Other supplemental materials to be provided by the professor 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

Mark C. Alexander, A Short & Happy Guide to Constitutional Law (West 2013) ISBN: 9780314286055

Allan Ides & Chistopher N. May, Examples and Explanations: Constitutional Law: Individual Rights (6th ed. Aspen Publ. 2012)

Syllabus (downloadable pdf)

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

First Assignments

First class: HH 3

Constitution: Articles 1, 2, 3 & Amends. 1, 5, & 14. Jamar & Francois, Foundations (Marbury v. Madison (1803))

Second and third classes:

Equal Protection Foundations Jamar & Francois, Foundations Sections 4: Race and the Reconstruction Amendments

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last updated 1 October 2015

2015 Steven D. Jamar