Constitutional Law: Model Problems and Outstanding Answers

Paperback | April 25, 2013

byKevin Saunders, Michael Lawrence

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Constitutional law is one of the most engaging and yet challenging first year law classes. At the confluence of history, politics, legal theory, and judicial review, it requires students to learn a new framework for legal interpretation and thought unique from other areas of law.For the first time, Oxford University Press equips students with an accessible guide to acing these challenging constitutional law exams. In Constitutional Law: Model Problems and Outstanding Answers, Kevin Saunders and Michael Lawrence help students demonstrate their knowledge of constitutional lawin the structured and sophisticated manner that professors expect on law school exams. The book provides clear introductions on the fundamental topics in constitutional law, provides hypotheticals similar to those that students can expect to see on an exam, including multi-issue questions, andoffers model answers to those hypotheticals. Professors Saunders and Lawrence then also coach students in how to evaluate their own work with a comprehensive self-analysis section. Constitutional Law: Model Problems and Outstanding Answers prepares students by challenging them to use the law they learn in class while also explaining the best way to express sophisticated answers on law school exams. Model Problems and Outstanding Answers is an innovative new series by Oxford University Press. Featuring topical introductions and clear fact patterns, each book contains exercises designed to help students develop methods to craft organized, relevant, and thoughtful responses to exam-stylequestions. These exercises show the student how to think like a lawyer. By guiding students to the most appropriate ways to apply their knowledge to new facts, the series offers meaningful and significant preparation for law school exams and bar-exam essays. Current titles in the series includeFederal Income Taxation, Civil Procedure, and Criminal Law.

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Constitutional law is one of the most engaging and yet challenging first year law classes. At the confluence of history, politics, legal theory, and judicial review, it requires students to learn a new framework for legal interpretation and thought unique from other areas of law.For the first time, Oxford University Press equips studen...

Kevin Saunders is Professor of Law and The Charles Clarke Chair in Constitutional Law at Michigan State University College of Law. He clerked for the Honorable Kenneth Starr, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, was a professor at the University of Arkansas and the University of Oklahoma, and served as Visiting J...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:232 pages, 11 × 8.5 × 0.68 inPublished:April 25, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199916268

ISBN - 13:9780199916269

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Table of Contents

Introduction1. Federal Judicial Power2. Federal Legislative Power3. Federal Executive Power4. Limits on State Regulatory Authority5. Incorporation, State Action, and Takings6. Mixed Structural Problems7. Due Process8. Equal Protection9. Free Expression10. Freedom of Association11. The Religion Clauses12. Mixed Individual Rights Problems