AMERICAN CONSTITUTIONAL LAW I Syllabus

AMERICAN CONSTITUTIONAL LAW I Syllabus - AMERICAN...

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AMERICAN CONSTITUTIONAL LAW I SPRING 2008 ADJUNCT PROFESSOR DAVID W. BUNDY, ASSISTANT ATTORNEY GENERAL GENERAL INFORMATION I do not maintain a UCF-office location. All messages should be referred via email to [email protected] , or by telephoning me directly at 407-999-5588. I will conduct office hours after class in the classroom. (2) Required Texts: Constitutional Law for a Changing America: Institutional Powers and Constraints, th Edition) – including the supplemental CD which should accompany the book (or the supplemental card that allows for online access for recent case law). Constitution of the United States of America (3) Optional Texts: Additional readings will be announced and/or distributed in class. In particular, these readings will focus on rulings from the most recent Supreme Court term(s), and articles regarding the various uses of executive and legislative power.
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(4) Grading System: Mini-Exam: 10% Mid-Term Essay Examination: 30% Final Examination: 40% Class Participation and Attendance: 20% The student will observe the potential significance of classroom attendance and participation. Ultimately, 20% of the overall course grade will rely upon these factors. Therefore, it is highly recommended that serious effort be dedicated to participating in any and all interactive review of reading assignments, and in-class discussion topics. I am serious – your final grade will be impacted by your class participation or lack thereof. It is expected that every assigned case will be properly briefed prior to class. Students will be properly briefed prior to class. Students will be randomly selected to lead class discussion via their class brief(s). You may choose to complete such on large index cards, divided into the following sections: (a) Case Name and Year; (b) Name of the Supreme Court Justice authoring the Opinion of the Court; (c) Facts; (d) Issues; (e) Holding(s); (f) Rationale; (g) Significant Concurrences and/or Dissents.
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Trust me : your case brief should not exceed the space provided on the large index care. There will be three (3) examinations: a mini-exam (multiple choice); a mid-term exam; and a final exam. It is anticipated that this method is consistent with a scheme adopted by law school professors. Similarly, the mid-term and final exams will be entirely essay. The final exam will incorporate not only subjects from the second half of the course, but potentially earlier course principles. By all means, students are expected to be original, even innovative in their answers to examination questions. Critical thinking skills are key to success in this
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This note was uploaded on 04/18/2008 for the course POS 4603 taught by Professor Bundy during the Spring '08 term at University of Central Florida.

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AMERICAN CONSTITUTIONAL LAW I Syllabus - AMERICAN...

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