About USC Gould
USC Gould is a top-ranked law school with a 115-year history and reputation for academic excellence. We are located on the beautiful 228-acre USC University Park Campus, just south of downtown Los Angeles.
Learn about our rigorous and interdisciplinary curriculum, our invaluable experiential learning opportunities, and the breadth and depth of our specialized areas of concentration and certificate offerings.
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- COURSE DESCRIPTIONS
Constitutional Law: Rights (Spring 2018)
- Course Number: LAW-532
- Class Number: 03173
- Instructor: David B. Cruz
This course focuses primarily on the Fourteenth Amendment rights to equal protection and due process, with some additional rights such as the right to bear arms. It includes the theoretical foundations of rights protection as well as the development of doctrine involving such rights as privacy, abortion, and freedom from discrimination on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation and other characteristics. The Constitutional Rights: Structure course is a prerequisite to this course. Enrollment will be capped at 70.
- Unit Value: 3
- Grading Options: Numerical Only
- Schedule: M/W 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
- Room Number: Room 1
- Exam: In-class exam
- Writing Requirement: No
- Skills/Experiential Unit Requirement: no
- Pre-requisites: Constitutional Law: Structure
- Enrollment Limitation: 70 students
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