Course Overview

CLE Eligible

This course is designed to introduce students to the underlying political structure of the American judiciary and to explore the political and legal foundations for constitutional law in the American political system. This course is based on the premise that judges are political actors and courts are political institutions, and that both are integrally connected with other branches and access points of American government. Consistent with this premise, this course seeks to promote an appreciation for the fact that the Constitution, like other forms of policymaking, can be interpreted and applied as an expression of our deepest democratic values and/or as a basic means for serving the interests of the policymaker.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome to the course!

    • How to use this course

    • Before we begin...

  • 2

    Let's get started!

    • Lecture Part I

    • Lecture Part II

  • 3

    Next Steps...

    • Before you go...

Regular Price

60 minute course