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Constitutional Law and Civil Rights

Few areas of the law are as pervasive as constitutional law, and Penn State Law students in this field of study explore some of the most important issues facing our nation today. Opportunities to practice take the form of the Center for Immigrants’ Rights Clinic and Civil Rights Appellate Clinic, externships with federal judges, and the Semester in Washington.

Students may earn Concentration recognition in Constitutional Law and Civil Rights using courses from the Selected Courses section below.  J.D. students must earn a minimum of 12 credits and LL.M. students a minimum of 9 credits.  A minimum grade of ‘C’ is required for each course being used toward this Concentration. Upon verification of completion, students will receive a document of recognition.

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Constitutional Law and Civil Rights Faculty

Selected Courses

  • AI and the Law
  • Center for Immigrants’ Rights Clinic
  • Civil Rights Appellate Clinic
  • Constitutional Interpretation Seminar
  • Constitutional Law I (LLMs Only)
  • Constitutional Law II: Equal Protection & Civil Rights
  • Critical Race & Feminist Legal Theory
  • Election Law
  • Election Security Seminar
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Family Law
  • Federal Courts
  • Federal Court Practice
  • First Amendment
  • Human Rights, Intersectionality, and the Law
  • Immigration Law
  • International Human Rights Seminar
  • Jurisprudence Seminar
  • Law and Sexuality
  • Law of the Police Seminar
  • Minority Business Ownership
  • National Security Law I (Foundations)
  • Native American Law
  • Street Law
  • The Constitutional Law of Religion
  • The Government Independent Counsel
  • The Supreme Court Seminar

Additional Experiential Opportunities