Constitutional Law I
This required course is the first part of a two-semester introduction to constitutional law and theory with a primary focus on doctrine related to (1) the constitutional rules governing the powers of the federal government, and (2) the constitutional rules that address the distribution of power between the federal government and the states. While the precise subject matter will vary depending on the professor, major topics include federal judicial power, the scope of Congress’ enumerated powers, limits on federal executive power, the separation of powers among the three branches of the federal government, and state power to regulate interstate commerce.
This required course is the first part of a two-semester introduction to constitutional law and theory. This course is part of the Core Curriculum. All students must complete this course during their second year. Concepts introduced in this course are heavily tested on the Multistate Bar Exam (MBE) and the Multistate Essay Exam (MEE).