Law School for Everyone: Constitutional Law

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Americans wage many of today’s fiercest policy debates and culture wars as battles over constitutional meaning. Constitutional law implicates everything from abortion to same-sex marriage to the scope of presidential power in times of war. Quite simply, many of the most important issues of the day are ultimately questions of constitutional interpretation, and the Constitution rarely answers these questions clearly.

Law School for Everyone: Constitutional Law draws you into some of the most fascinating and intriguing questions, issues, and debates over the nature and meaning of the Constitution as it pertains to our lives. Throughout these lectures, you’ll explore how various articles, sections, and clauses in the U.S. Constitution have been interpreted in the past-and how they continue to be interpreted today. These include the:

Commerce Clause, which grants Congress the power to regulate commerce "among the several states" and which was interpreted to tremendously expand the size and reach of the federal government during the New Deal era;
Due Process Clause, on which the Supreme Court has relied to protect many controversial liberty interests and to apply most of the provisions for the Bill of Rights against state governments; and
Equal Protection Clause, which, forms the basis of decisions invalidating both race and sex discrimination.

Enriched by Professor Berger’s experience clerking on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, his eye-opening scholarship on issues of constitutional law, and his award-winning work as a professor of constitutional law and constitutional history at the University of Nebraska, Law School for Everyone: Constitutional Law is a unique look into how we think about and understand the U.S. Constitution. It is both an accessible legal education and a powerful reminder of just how far-reaching constitutional issues can be.

01 – Origins and Functions of the Constitution
02 – The Marshall Court and the Constitution
03 – The Scope of the Executive Power
04 – Congress and the New Deal Commerce Clause
05 – Congress and the Commerce Clause Today
06 – Individual Liberty Contracts and Privacy
07 – Liberty Disputed Abortion and Gay Rights
08 – Equal Protection and Civil Rights
09 – The Affirmative Action Conundrum
10 – Sex Discrimination and Women’s Rights
11 – The Nature of the Judicial Power
12 – The Politics of Constitutional Law

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