Individual Course Listings

  • The Fourteenth Amendment


    Credits: 3

    ​This is an advanced constitutional law course examining the Fourteenth Amendment, its history and development, its role in shaping America and the opportunities and choices it offers. The course will examine the framing of the Amendment itself, the crushing of its potential at the end of Reconstruction and why it was so devastating, and the complexity of the recovery of its meaning in the 20th Century, culminating in study of contemporary quandaries. The course will explore the interrelationship and interdependence among rights and procedures in widely disparate fields yielding a realistic understanding of how law works in the area of protected rights.