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Chemerinsky on Constitutional Law - The Structure of Government, University of California, Irvine

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This course will highlight the construction and interpretation of the U.S. Constitution through the centuries. You'll learn the history behind the Constitution, cases that formed important precedent, and how changes in interpretation have been dependent on shifts in cultural and political climate as well as the composition of the Supreme Court. We'll start with an overview of the Constitution where we'll consider questions such as "Why the Constitution?" and "What function does the Constitution serve?" Next we'll examine how the Constitution and its subsequent interpretation established the powers of the federal, legislative, and judicial branches of government and allocated powers to the states. Join me as we look at the questions both raised and answered by the Constitution and those that interpret it! By the end of this course, you should be able to: - Describe how the structure of the United States government has been shaped by both the text of the Constitution and by subsequent interpretation and practice of political actors in all branches of government - Illustrate compromises found in the Constitution by citing examples and historic background - Articulate the importance of key cases such as Marbury v. Madison, McCullough v. Maryland, and Lochner v. New York - Explain how the outcome of cases is often dependent upon the current cultural and political climate as well as the composition of the court by citing particular cases and important shifts in the court's jurisprudence - Assess the relative suitability of various approaches to constitutional interpretation and analysis...

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创建者 Chanmyae Thu

Oct 28, 2018

good teaching style

创建者 Bill Piety

Sep 20, 2018

See my notes from part 2 of this course. Excellent course from a very experienced attorney and professor.

创建者 Dominic Flamiano

Nov 29, 2017

There is only one Chemerinsky on Con Law, and he's Dean of Berkeley Law now!

创建者 Salome Chitorelidze

Nov 19, 2017

My only regret regrading this course is that the discussion about Bill of Rights is not the part of the same session. Other than that, it's been superb.

创建者 Kat Bentley

Apr 07, 2017

I loved this course. Professor Chemerinsky did an amazing job making this course easy to understand. He provided real court examples after he explained the concept of the law. I strongly recommend this course of you are trying to get a basic understanding of constitutional law.

创建者 Marat Paredes Montiel

Jan 28, 2017

The profesor Chemerinsky, is one of the most brilliant stars on the constellation of the Constitutional Law.

创建者 Rebecca Corrin

Jan 26, 2017

I found the course challenging, the paper topics inventive and the quizzes straightforward.

创建者 Hilde Komoda

Jan 25, 2017

This course was extremely interesting and well presented. I fully intend to take Part 2 of the course.