Law 148 - Constitutional Law I

Jennifer M. Chacón

Jennifer M. Chacón

Professor of Law
A.B. Stanford University, 1994
J.D. Yale Law School, 1998
UCLA Faculty since 2018
Course Description:

This course examines ways in which the United States Constitution (a) distributes power among the various units of government in the American political system, and (b) limits the exercise of those powers. The course considers two sets of structural limitations on government: the division between the Nation and the States in the federal system, and the separation of powers among the three branches (legislative, executive, and judicial) of the national government. It also considers the Civil War Amendments (13th, 14th, and 15th) as limits on the states and as sources of congressional power. A major focus throughout is the proper role of the judiciary in limiting the action of other branches of government.

Course Information:
​Faculty Term Course Section ​Schedule ​Units Requisite Satisfies SAW
Jennifer Chacón 19S 148 LEC 5/6 MWF 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM 4.0 No No
Textbook Information:
Textbook for Spring 2019 LEC 5/6
Course Reader    
REQUIRED
Chemerinsky, Erwin. Constitutional Law  5th ed.  2018 Supplement
ISBN: 9781454894667. Wolters Kluwer. REQUIRED $45.00
Chemerinsky, Erwin. Constitutional Law (5th ed.) and Constitutional Law 2018 Supplement ALTERNATIVE BUNDLE TO PURCHASE (Bundle or each title separately are required)  5th ed.  
ISBN: 9781543800623. Wolters Kluwer. REQUIRED $288.00
Chemerinsky, Erwin. Constitutional Law   5th ed.  
ISBN: 9781454876472. Wolters Kluwer Law & Business. REQUIRED $273.00