University of California, Irvine
Chemerinsky on Constitutional Law – Individual Rights and Liberties
University of California, Irvine

Chemerinsky on Constitutional Law – Individual Rights and Liberties

Taught in English

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Erwin Chemerinsky

Instructor: Erwin Chemerinsky


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16 hours to complete
3 weeks at 5 hours a week
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There are 7 modules in this course

What's included

1 video3 readings

How are individual rights protected? In this module we’ll take a look at three of the structures that protect our individual liberties: the state action doctrine, the application of the bill of rights to the states, and the levels of scrutiny principle.

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3 videos1 reading1 quiz

What rights are enumerated in the Constitution? How has the court's understanding and protection of these rights evolved? In this lecture we'll become familiar with the rights that are both specifically enumerated and implied by the text of the Constitution.

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8 videos1 reading1 quiz1 peer review

In this module we’ll examine how equal protection has been applied to different suspect classifications such as race, gender, citizenship, and more. In addition, we will consider how the court has used levels of scrutiny in order to determine when the government can permissibly discriminate based upon suspect classifications.

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7 videos1 reading1 quiz1 peer review

Why is freedom of speech protected as a fundamental right? What is its importance? In this module we’ll review four possible answers to this question. We’ll also examine the basic principles that guide the Supreme Court’s methodology when examining questions of free speech. Finally, we’ll take a look at the types of speech that have not been traditionally protected and the limitations that can be imposed on where protected forms of speech can be exercised.

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4 videos1 reading1 quiz1 peer review

In our final lecture module, we’ll briefly examine the Lemon Test, named after the Lemon v. Kurtzman case in which it was first articulated, to see how the court has evaluated cases regarding the Establishment Clause. We’ll also take a look at how the court decides questions regarding the Free Exercise Clause.

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1 video1 reading1 quiz1 peer review

As the course draws to a final close, we would like to thank you for your participation.

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2 readings


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