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Constitutional law has a huge influence on our daily lives, defining how states and the federal government work together to ensure the smooth functioning of society. Emory Law's faculty are experts in articulating how legislative and judicial decisions impact the laws that govern us. Further, the Emory Law School Supreme Court Advocacy Program (ELSSCAP), operating since 2010, is the only student-run Supreme Court litigation program in the United States.

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Death, Time, and the Constitution

In the fall 2020 issue of Emory Law InsightsAssociate Professor of Law Fred Smith Jr. argues that the “Constitution need not remain silent when governmental actors engage in abusive or unequal treatment in death. 
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Courses in Constitutional Law

Please note that courses are offered on a rotating basis, therefore, not all courses are available each semester/year. See the current Academic Catalog for more information.

  • Civil Procedure
  • Constitutional Law I
  • Complex Litigation
  • Constitutional Criminal Procedure: Investigations
  • Constitutional Law & Social Policy – Past, Present, Future
  • Constitutional Litigation
  • Federal Courts
  • Federal Prosecution Practice
  • First Amendment – Freedom of Expression
  • First Amendment – Religious Freedom
  • Fourteenth Amendment
  • Introduction to the American Legal System
  • Judicial Behavior
  • Jurisprudence
  • Legislation and Regulation
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The only student-run Supreme Court litigation program in the US

The only student-run Supreme Court litigation program in the United States. The Emory Law School Supreme Court Advocacy Program (ELSSCAP) produces persuasive petitions for certiorari and amicus briefs in a broad range of practice areas, including administrative law, bankruptcy law, constitutional law, criminal law, and tort law.

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