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2017 - 2018 Graduate Catalog 
2017 - 2018 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

LAW 378 - Selected Topics in Con Law

This course is a one credit, one-week, intensive review of recent constitutional developments in the field of constitutional federalism. Specifically, the course would examine the following three areas each taken from very recent decisions of the U.S. Supreme Court: 1) The “Obamacare” case (the scope of national enumerated powers), National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius, 2) the Gun Control Law cases (“the Second Amendment…the right to keep and bear arms”) of Heller v. District of Columbia and McDonald v. City of Chicago and 3) the Arizona “illegal immigrant” case of Arizona v. United States (the scope of national enumerated powers, and the tenth and fourteenth amendments). These three current topics and the several edited principal cases (to be supplemented with accessible references to subsequent lower court decisions) will be discussed in this one week long mini course. A short paper will be required of each student

This course satisfies the writing requirement.