Summer Programs for High School Students
Columbia Law School is pleased to offer Introduction to U.S. Constitutional Law, a summer course for high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors, or rising college freshmen.
Introduction to U.S. Constitutional Law
New Online Course
10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (Eastern time)
Tuesdays and Thursdays from July 18, 2017 to August 4‚ 2017
Columbia Law School Professor Jamal Greene, a pre-eminent constitutional law scholar, will teach the Introduction to U.S. Constitutional Law.
The course explores:
- The basic structure of the Constitution.
- The powers it grants to the federal government.
- The basic rights protections it provides to individuals.
- The opinions of the U.S. Supreme Court, which is the highest court in the federal system.
Students completing this course will acquire an understanding of the origins of the U.S. Supreme Court’s power to review the constitutionality of governmental actions. Students will also begin to explore the scope of rights against discrimination, the right to privacy in making fundamental decisions, and rights to freedom of speech and religion. This course will be offered in an online format and in collaboration with the Columbia University’s School of Professional Studies.
The program will run online from July 18, 2017, to August 4, 2017. It will have both live online sessions and independent study components.
Jamal Greene is a Vice Dean and Professor of Law at Columbia Law School.
Greene is a constitutional jurisprudence expert. His teaching and research interests include constitutional law, constitutional theory, the First Amendment, federal courts, and comparative constitutional law.
Prior to joining the Law School faculty in 2008, Greene was a law clerk to Judge Guido Calabresi of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit from 2005 to 2006. He also served as a law clerk to now retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens from 2006 to 2007. He was also a writer for Sports Illustrated.
In addition to a computer, participants will need to have a USB-based microphone and headset (such as the Logitech ClearChat Comfort USB Headset), along with a web camera.
We recommend a hard-wired Internet connection (Ethernet) rather than Wi-Fi to ensure seamless connectivity.
A desktop or laptop computer with either a Windows or Apple operating system is suitable.
U.S. Supreme Court
Current Supreme Court Justices
White House Overview of the Constitution
For more information on the Introduction to U.S. Constitutional Law, a course within Columbia Law School’s Summer Programs for High School Students, please email [email protected].
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Assistant Dean for Executive Education and Non-Degree Programs