LAW 5090: Constitutional Law: Freedom of Religion

Course Catalog Number: 
5090
Course Credits: 
2
Course Priority: 
Limited Enrollment - 3rd Year Priority
Course Category: 
Standard Courses
Full Year Course: 
No
Course Type: 
Lecture

This course will examine the First Amendment’s Establishment and Free Exercise Clauses, including the history and purpose of each, the applicable doctrinal tests, and how the Supreme Court’s theory regarding the Clauses has changed over time. Classroom discussion will focus on the specific application of these tests, the limitations of each, and whether the tests fulfill the purposes of the Religion Clauses. Finally, the course will explore how the requirements of the Establishment and Free Exercise Clauses can be reconciled and whether any of the current tests or theories can provide a workable solution and balance.

Prerequisites: 

Course Offerings

Class Number:
24912
Term:
Spring 2014-15
Professor(s):
Class Number:
26452
Term:
Spring 2013-14
Professor(s):