State Constitutional Law

B519 is taught by T. Fisher

Nowadays, stiff challenges to state laws come not only from federal lawsuits but from claims arising under state constitutions. From abortion regulation to school vouchers and more, much of the interesting doctrinal development in constitutional law is happening at the state level. State Constitutional Law will explore constitutional history, texts, principles and precedents from various states, especially including but not limited to Indiana. For students interested in constitutional law generally or state government specifically, this two-credit-hour course will provide important tools for future practice.