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LAWS 5916. Religion Clauses of First Amendment Seminar. 3 Units.

This seminar will explore the constitutional doctrines relating to the Free Exercise Clause and the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment. The readings will include key Supreme Court cases demonstrating the evolution of free exercise and Establishment Clause doctrines, as well as some historical materials, but we will also maintain a focus on current First Amendment controversies, such as school vouchers, faith-based government funding initiatives, and religious symbols on public property. Grade is based on class participation, final presentation, and a paper. Limited to 12.