17.245 Constitutional Law: Structures of Power and Individual Rights


Class Info

Examines American constitutional law in historical and modern context. Focuses closely on the constitutional text and Supreme Court case law. Explores the allocation of decision-making authority among government institutions, including the distribution of power across the branches of the federal government and between the federal and state governments. Examines the guarantees of individual rights and liberties stemming from the due process, equal protection, and other clauses in the Bill of Rights and post Civil War amendments.

This class has no prerequisites.

17.245 will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Spring semester, and will be instructed by C. Warshaw.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This class counts as a HASS S.

In the Spring 2015 Subject Evaluations, 17.245 was rated 5.9 out of 7.0. You can find more information on MIT OpenCourseWare at the Constitutional Law: Structures of Power and Individual Rights site or on the 17.245 Stellar site.

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