LawShelf Educational Media | Evaluated Learning Experience
Civil Rights Law (GOV-201)
Versions 1 and 2: Various (self-study, self-paced).
Version 1: June 2021 - May 2022. Version 2: June 2022 - Present.
Version 1: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: differentiate among levels of scrutiny a court will employ when dealing with a discriminatory law or government action; articulate the difference between the 14th Amendment’s Due Process Clause and Equal Protection Clause; distinguish between the 5th Amendment’s Due Process Clause and the 14th Amendment’s Due Process and Equal Protection Clauses; discuss the federal protections against religious discrimination; and use the Supreme Court’s three-factor test to consider whether a federal statute grants a claimant an enforceable right for a Section 1983 action. Version 2: Same as Version 1, expanded to include: analyze the strengths and weaknesses of civil rights lawsuits brought against government agencies.
Version 1: This course focuses on the rights of all Americans under the federal and state Constitutions and laws. The course surveys the framework of these rights and goes into many specifics, including the rights to equal protection, due process, and freedom of religion. The course also touches on some other fundamental rights, including rights under the First Amendment. Version 2: Same as Version 1, expanded to include case studies that focus on lawsuits against public institutions for alleged discrimination, due process violations and limitations on free expression.
Version 1: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 2 semester hours in Constitutional Law, Civil Liberties, or Criminal Justice (6/21). Version 2: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Constitutional Law, Civil Liberties, or Criminal Justice (6/22 administrative review).