Course Details

Fourteenth Amendment

Fourteenth Amendment Adopted after the U.S. Civil War, the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution is the source of many rights. When state laws or practices are claimed to violate Due Process or Equal Protection, often it is a reference to the 14th Amendment. This course will consider the historical background of that Amendment and look briefly at its Citizenship and Privileges or Immunities clauses. Due Process, fundamental rights and interests and Equal Protection are major themes. Consideration will be given to discrimination based on gender, sexual orientation, alienage, disability and race. Registration Requirements: Open to all classes, including first year students. Method of Evaluation: Attendance, participation in discussion, role play to argue and/or decide Hypotheticals, open book final exam. Items required for the course: Vol. 5 Cases and Materials on Federal Constitutional Law, The Fourteenth Amendment (2d Edition) by Gaylord, Green & Strang (2017); Carolina Academic Press, ISBN #978-1-53100-201-5. C:/Hughes/14th/DescriptionCourse2018.docx Q:/Faculty/Hughes shared/14th/DescriptionCourse2018.docx

Catalog Number: CONPUB 615
Practice Areas: Constitutional Law & ProcedureLabor and Employment Area
Additional Course Information: Open to First Year Students


Course History

Spring 2018
Title: Fourteenth Amendment
Faculty: Hughes, Joyce A. (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 70     Actual: 14

Spring 2017
Title: Fourteenth Amendment
Faculty: Hughes, Joyce A. (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 65     Actual: 13

Spring 2016
Title: Fourteenth Amendment
Faculty: Hughes, Joyce A. (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 65     Actual: 25