Criminal Justice-COAS | Construction of Legal Texts
P680 | 1652 | Russell
Guided reading of the original text of the U.S. Constitution, as
amended, and the principal cases that continue to shape criminal
justice practice. Students will encounter the seminal authorities
that shape contemporary practices first hand rather then through an
editor, examine contemporary theories of interpretation commonly
applied to constitutional text, and become familiar with the writing
and citation styles of law journals.
Henry J. Abraham, The Judicial Process (7th ed.)
Daniel A. Farber & Suzanna Sherry, Desperately Seeking Certainty:
The Misguided Quest for Constitutional Foundations.
Class meeting: R, 2:30-5:00, SY 146
Instructor: Professor Steve Russell, criminal justice department