Fay Hartog-Levin : Courses and Seminars
The Evolving Relationship between the Federal Government and the States
This seminar will examine the origins of federal and States' powers; how conflicts between the two have been resolved; how and why there has been an expansion or contraction of States' powers in specific substantive areas; and what political, policy, economic and other factors have affected these changes. Some of the substantive topics to be discussed include K-12 education, election and voting rights, environmental laws, health care, gun control, and the legalization of marijuana. Resources will include current news articles and commentaries. Guest lecturers to be invited will include practitioners and politicians. The grade is based on a final written paper and class participation.