CJ 400 Constitutional Law
U1B 2011 BL
B.A. English and American LiteratureDoctor of Jurisprudence
Fort Bliss, Texas Building 614, room 9 Faculy Lounge
Sat 1:00 - 1:30 p.m. or as needed
May 30, - July 24, 2011
8:00 a..m. - 1:00 p.m
American Constitutional Law, Volume I : Sources of Power and Restraint, Stephens, Otis H. / Scheb, John M. 4th Edition2008
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This advanced course is an in-depth study of the U.S. Constitution as it applies to law enforcement, the courts, and corrections, including an examination of recent decisions by the U.S. Supreme Court. PREREQUISITE: Junior standing. 3:0:3
The professor's philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, readings, quizzes, dialogues, examinations, internet, videos, and writings. The professor will engage each student to encourage the lively exploration of ideas, issues and contradictions.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
For CJ400, you must conduct research on a constitutional issue approved by your instructor and write a paper analyzing what you find, using U.S. Constitutional provisions, statutes, and court cases to support how you would solve the constitutional issue, and discussing social policy implications of your solution to the issue.
The purposes in conducting this research and writing this paper are to improve your ability to synthesize, analyze, and evaluate information carefully and objectively, using the U.S. Constitution, statutes, and U.S. Supreme Court cases; use this information to propose a solution to a constitutional issue; discuss social policy implications of your solution; and present your ideas in clear written form directed to a specific audience, in this case, your class.
To complete this research paper, you should:
Your paper must include:
The text of this paper should be at least 3,750 words or fifteen computer-generated/typewritten double-spaced pages long. You must demonstrate that you understand the terminology and the concepts used in constitutional law, and how constitutional provisions, statutes, and case decisions are interrelated. You must demonstrate that you can synthesize, analyze, and evaluate information. You must use correct APA format in source citations in both the body of the paper and in the reference page.
You will present your paper in class during the last week of class. If you are taking this course online, you will answer questions from your classmates about your paper in a discussion thread created for this purpose.
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment:
3. One paper on a Constitutional law issue which must follow the guidelines noted in the Core Assessment above. This paper is the Core Assessment for the course.
4. One comprehensive examination.
1. Paper 40%...........................................400 points (Core Assessment)
2. Comprehensive final exam 40%.............. 400 points
A……………..90% - 100% or 900 - 1000 points
B……………..80% - 89% or 800 - 899 points
C……………..70% - 79% or 700 - 799 points
D……………..60% - 69% or 600 - 699 points
F……………..Below 60% or 600 points or less
Late Submission of Course Materials: The submission of late course work will only be accepted under extenuating circumstances. In all circumstances late course work must be submitted to the professor for approval and acceptance.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
3. June 18 Chapter 2 - continued with a discussion of relevant case law.
4. June 25 Chapter 3 - Constitutional Underpinnings of the Presidency
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