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Modern American Constitutional Law syllabus

Published: Apr 03, 2020 Contributor:Rogers Smith

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This syllabus describes the partly online, partly in-class format I have used for six years. I have put lectures online in order to devote class time entirely to discussion. I use PowerPoint polling to help stimulate and guide those discussions, especially on controversial issues, since the pollin

Political Discourse Syllabus

Published: Jul 24, 2020 Contributor:Dewey Clayton

Content Type: Teaching Material

Public speaking lies at the heart of politics. Political oratory, partisan debate, presidential proclamations, political television advertisements, senatorial filibusters, policy arguments and political party conventions speeches all form the rich panoply of political life. This course syllabus is d

Race, Law and Politics Syllabus

Published: Jul 24, 2020 Contributor:Dewey Clayton

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Political institutions since the seventeenth century have shaped the meaning of race in the United States. In turn, attempts to maintain or change the significance of race have shaped those institutions, and all phases of the political process. Today, in some ways as much as ever, U.S. society is fu

COVID-19, Crises, and Public Support for the Rule of Law Teaching Modules

Published: Aug 20, 2020 Contributor:Amanda Driscoll

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The COVID-19, Crisis and Support for the Rule of Law Teaching Modules provide an engaging way for undergraduate students to investigate questions relating to the public compliance with and response to state actions meant to quell the viral spread. These modules will provide students an opportunity t

Monkey Cage Topic Guide

Published: Sep 25, 2020 Contributor:Bennett Grubbs

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The Monkey Cage provides a regularly updated topic guide to its published work.

Hypothetical on Free Exercise Clause (Group Exercise)

Published: Dec 16, 2020 Contributor:Ryan Emenaker

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In this assignment, students get into one of three groups (the Supreme Court, lawyers for a state government, and lawyers for an individual who violated state law but had a religious objection to it). The two groups of lawyers present their argument to the Court about what the Constitution requires

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