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A11 Introduction to Constitutional Law

Description: We learn in elementary school that the U.S. Constitution creates a framework for American government and protects individual liberties, but do we consider what the U.S. Constitution actually says? This course will focus not only on the language in the U.S. Constitution, but also on the body that ultimately interprets that language, the Supreme Court of the United States of America. We will review and discuss Supreme Court cases that have interpreted the powers of each branch of the federal government, freedom of speech, the rights of those accused of criminal acts, and the issue of discrimination. We will examine court decisions, the legal and extra-legal factors behind those decisions, and the impact those decisions have on the operation of our federal government and on our individual liberties.

Instructor: Beth C. Driver is an attorney at Hoover Penrod PLC, in Harrisonburg. She attended Roanoke College (B.A., 2009) and George Mason University School of Law (J.D., 2012).

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Payment Information: Payment is due at time of registration and must be made by credit card (AMEX, MasterCard, Visa and Discover.) There is a $5 credit card convenience fee assessed at the time of payment. You will be redirected to the payment web site after clicking submit. Please have your credit card ready. Once payment is successfully completed, you will receive a payment receipt and a registration confirmation by email.

Withdrawal/Refund Policy: You may cancel your registration up to one week before the class start date, and receive a full refund (minus any credit card processing fees.) After that date, no refunds will be given.

For registration questions, please contact Lifelong Learning Institute at LLI@jmu.edu or 540/568.2923.

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