Course Details

Fourteenth Amendment

The Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, adopted after the Civil War, is the source of many rights now taken for granted. When State laws or practices are claimed to violate Due Process or Equal Protection, usually it is a reference to the 14th Amendment. This course will consider the historical background of the 14th Amendment and look briefly at its citizenship provision. 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 Teaching Method: Class Participation, Discussion, Lecture, Presentations (Hypotheticals) Evaluation Method: Attendance, Class Participation, Final Exam Course text is Vol. 5 Cases and Materials on Federal Constitutional Law ¿ The Fourteenth Amendment by Lee J. Strang (2013); ISBN 978-1-4224-2889-4.

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


Course History

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

Spring 2015
Title: Fourteenth Amendment
Faculty: Hughes, Joyce A. (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 65     Actual: 35