This innovative casebook takes constitutional law beyond the realm of academic theory and enables students to approach the topic as practicing attorneys as well as legal thinkers. The classic cases are presented, but instructors also are given the opportunity to use practice problems, in-depth case studies, and non-case materials to explore the richness of constitutional decision making as it actually occurs in today's world. An array of "the constitution outside the courts" materials are provided, such as opinions from the Office of Legal Counsel, Congressional debates about judicial selection, and political science scholarship about judicial decision making. A full teacher's manual with electronic teaching notes is included, as are suggested syllabi for teaching the material as either a single comprehensive course or in a two-course package separating federalism and structural issues from civil rights and liberties.
This book is part of the Context and Practice Series, edited by Michael Hunter Schwartz, Professor of Law & Associate Dean for Faculty and Academic Development, Washburn University School of Law.
If you are a professor teaching in this field you may request a complimentary copy.