About USC Gould
USC Gould is a top-ranked law school with a 115-year history and reputation for academic excellence. We are located on the beautiful 228-acre USC University Park Campus, just south of downtown Los Angeles.
Learn about our rigorous and interdisciplinary curriculum, our invaluable experiential learning opportunities, and the breadth and depth of our specialized areas of concentration and certificate offerings.
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- BUSINESS LAW
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- PUBLIC INTEREST LAW
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- COURSE DESCRIPTIONS
Constitutional Law: Rights (Spring 2018)
- Course Number: LAW-532
- Class Number: 03174
- Instructor: Kimberly West-Faulcon
This course will examine the history, doctrine, and theory of the Equal Protection and Due Process Clauses. Specific subtopics will include (but not be limited to) equal protection analysis of classifications on the basis of race, gender, and sexual orientation, fundamental rights guaranteed under substantive due process analysis, the judicial role, and (using the Second Amendment as an example) theories of constitutional interpretation. The rights guaranteed by the First Amendment are covered in other courses and will not be addressed here.
- Unit Value: 3
- Grading Options: Numerical Only
- Schedule: M 9:00 am - 11:50 am
- Room Number: Room 7
- Exam: In-class, closed-book essay and multiple choice
- Writing Requirement: No
- Skills/Experiential Unit Requirement: no
- Participation: Required and points can be added or subtracted
- Pre-requisites: Constitutional Law: Structure--may be taken concurrently
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