LAW7838 - Constitutional Law, Advanced: Individual Rights

LAW7838 - Constitutional Law, Advanced: Individual Rights

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This course exposes students to a broad array of materials and issues that bear directly on the nature and scope of individual liberty. The course begins by examining the conflicting demands of justice and neutrality as guiding principles for constitutional interpretation within the Fundamental Rights Debate. Through the study of case law relating to privacy, substantive due process, and equal protection, the courses examines the outer limits of the law, the history and development of legal theory, and its potential application to cutting edge issues. Issues of consent, bodily integrity, choice regarding intimate associations, gender, sexuality, racial classifications and privacy in the age of digital technology are viewed in light of past and future trends. Prerequisite: Constitutional Law, An Introduction (540).