Tuesday, January 27, 2015

The Supreme Court and the Constitution

MLAW348C: The Supreme Court and the Constitution
LEF 1220
Tuesday/Thursday 9:30am-10:45am

This course, taught by a tenured professor at UM Carey School of Law, will focus on the role of the Supreme Court in interpreting and applying the Constitution. Students will explore various theories of constitutional interpretation by examining the opinions and judicial philosophies of current Supreme Court justices. The class will then apply those theories to a series of current constitutional debates. Potential controversies include same-sex marriage, voting rights, religious accommodation and warrantless surveillance by the government. By the end of the semester, students will engage in an exercise where they will serve as the judges for mock Supreme Court Arguments, which will be argued by law school faculty. If feasible, the class will include a visit to the Supreme Court and a enjoy a presentation by current or former Supreme Court clerks.

Please contact Brandee Pettus at bpettus@umd.edu for a registration stamp in interested in registering for MLAW348C.”