Law 475 - U.S. Constitutional Law for Foreign Lawyers

Peter L. Reich

Peter L. Reich

Lecturer in Law
Academic Director, Law & Communication Intensive
B.A. UCLA, 1976
M.A. UCLA, 1977
J.D. UC Berkeley, 1985
Ph.D. UCLA, 1991
UCLA Faculty Since 2017
Course Description:

This course is open only to LL.M. students. The class provides an introduction to American Constitutional Law in its historical, social, and political context. It surveys the U.S. Supreme Court's treatment of judicial review, the federal structure, the Commerce Clause, taxing and spending, presidential power, individual rights and the states, economic regulation, and equal protection. Strategies for analyzing Constitutional Law questions on the California and New York bar examinations will also be emphasized.  

Course Learning Outcomes:

LL.M. students will learn to analyze US Constitutional Law problems in litigation and transactional contexts where such issues arise, both domestically and internationally.  They will also learn strategies for answering Constitutional Law questions on the California and New York bar examinations.

Course Information:
​Faculty Term Course Section ​Schedule ​Units Requisite Satisfies SAW
Peter Reich 19F 475 LEC 1 R 3:20 PM - 5:20 PM 2.0 No No
  Limited to foreign LLM students. Enrollment processed through the Graduate Studies Office.
Peter Reich 20S 475 LEC 1 R 3:20 PM - 5:20 PM 2.0 No No
  Course limited to foreign LLM students. Enrollment processed through the Graduate Studies Office.
Textbook Information:
Textbook for Fall 2019 LEC 1
Farber and Siegel. United States Constitutional Law    
ISBN: 9781640208018. Foundation Press. REQUIRED $46.00
Notes: Part of West Academic Study Aids database.