The Constitution is the supreme law of the United States and is the basic charter of our democracy. As stewards of the law and of our democratic system, all lawyers should have a firm understanding of the Constitution's basic principles, as elaborated by the courts. A thorough understanding of the Constitution may be especially important for students who are interested in legal history, political theory, or jurisprudence; students who may wish to pursue careers in criminal law, public interest law, government, or politics; and students who hope to seek a judicial clerkship after law school or, later on, a judgeship. Students who are particularly interested in constitutional law may wish to consider these courses in constitutional law, beyond the first year required course.
Students can complement their studies of constitutional law by participating in the following organizations: