Contemporary Legal Issues: Constitutional Law in the 21st Century


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Spring 2021

PLS 386

Class Number: 10507
3 Units


Prerequisite: PLS 300 and PLS 320, each with a grade of C or better.
This is a survey course designed for paralegal students interested in acquiring a basic understanding of constitutional law and civil rights litigation. Although we will focus on principles of constitutional law, the course is important for anybody seeking a career in the legal profession. We will cover contemporary topics currently before the Supreme Court as well as other important topics including equal protection, freedom of speech and religion, executive authority, separation of powers, due process, and the right to privacy.

Students completing the course will have an understanding of important current issues as well as a grasp of the fundamental constitutional rules and concepts that underlie and affect all legal topics, whether local, state, or federal.




Course Fee: $899

No Class Thursday, April 1.

Remote learning will continue for spring 2021. This will be facilitated via our online platform iLearn and with Zoom.

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Class Number: 10507

Spring 2021 Refund Information

Refund Code Full Refund 75% Refund No Refund
CEL_ACSL Class dropped on or before February 12 Class dropped between February 13 and February 19 Class dropped on February 20 and beyond



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Last Update: Mar 03, 2021 5:03pm