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USC Gould School of Law

California Constitutional Law     LAW-688

California Constitutional Law covers three broad categories related to the California constitution: general state constitutional law issues, the relationship between the state and federal constitutions, and selected topics on the California constitution. The major subjects covered are: the role of a state constitution within the federal system, theories of interpretation, amendment and revision, separation of powers, and individual rights such as speech, religion, privacy, equal protection, and same-sex marriage.

Units 3
Grading Options Numeric
Exam Type Paper
Writing Requirement Yes, with Submission of Writing Requirement Form
Skills/Experiential Requirement No
Enrollment Limit 25

Grading Options: vary with the professor

Note: A federal constitutional law course is helpful as background for some of the fundamental principles

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