PSCI 410. U.S. Constitutional Law

Major Supreme Court cases reveal values in interpretation of laws. Powers of the nation, states, tribes and civil liberties and civil rights. Meets requirement in “US Constitution and California state and local government” established by California legislature. [Prereq: PSCI 110 or PSCI 159.]

While it is entitled “Constitutional Law”, this is not a course in the law, nor is it a substitute for any law school course. Rather, it will introduce you to the U.S. legal system; more specifically, we will study the U.S. Constitution and the judicial system through various landmark cases. We will also tackle pressing contemporary issues, some of which will be determined by you.


L. Epstein and T.G. Walker. Constitutional Law for a Changing America: A Short Course. Sixth Edition. 2015.