Constitutional Law Courses

The courses listed below provide a taste of the Constitutional Law courses offered at the Law School, although no formal groupings exist in our curriculum. This list includes the courses taught in the 2012-13 and 2013-14 school years. Not all of these courses are offered every year, but this list will give you a representative sample of the variety of courses we might offer over any two-year period. Other new courses will likely be offered during your time at the Law School. To browse course descriptions for the current year, visit our Students section.


Administrative Law

American Law and the Rhetoric of Race

American Legal History, 1607-1870

Capital Punishment in America

Civil Rights Clinic: Police Accountability

Comparative Constitutional Design

The Comparative Law of Democracy

Comparative Legal Institutions

Conflicts of Law

Constitutional Decision Making

Constitutional Law I: Governmental Structure

Constitutional Law II: Freedom of Speech

Constitutional Law III: Equal Protection and Substantive Due Process

Constitutional Law V: Freedom of Religion

Corporate and Entrepreneurial Finance

Counterintelligence and Covert Action - Legal and Policy Issues

Criminal Procedure I: The Investigative Process

Criminal Procedure III: Further Issues In Criminal Adjudication

Current Issues in Criminal and National Security Law

Delegation and Its Limits

Development of Legal Institutions

Developments in Fourth and Fifth Amendment Jurisprudence: Effects of Emerging Technologies

Election Law

Employment Discrimination Law

The Evolving Relationship between the Federal Government and the States

Federal Courts

Federal Criminal Practice

Federal Criminal Procedure: From Bail to Jail

Federal Legislative Power

Feminist Philosophy

Foreign Relations Law

Greenberg Seminar: Race and Place in Chicago

Greenberg Seminar: The Life and Times of the Warren Court (1954-1968)

Higher Education and the Law

History of Civil Liberties in the United States

Human Rights: Alien and Citizen

Immigration Law

The Interbellum Constitution

Law and Practice of Zoning, Land Use, and Eminent Domain

Law and Religion

Legislation and Statutory Interpretation

Life in the Law


Obscenity Law and Pop Culture

Originalism and its Critics

Presidential Powers


Religion, Law and Politics

The Roberts Court

U.S. Supreme Court: Theory and Practice

Workshop: Constitutional Law

Workshop: Public Law and Legal Theory

Young Center Immigrant Child Advocacy Clinic