Jumpstart Constitutional Law: Reading and Understanding Constitutional Law Casesand#60;/and#62;, sheds light on the threshold issues and substantive questions common to all constitutional law cases thus bringing everything into focus for the student. Key to constructing cogent answers on a Constitutional Law exam, Jethro K. Lieberman s straightforward approach teaches students how to spot the issues and respond to the relevant questions in any constitutional law case.


  • Perspective A tour of the American Constitution from a bird s-eye view. and#60 \liand#62
    • Understanding threshold issues:
      • Who may decide constitutional disputes?
      • Under what circumstances may a court decide a case? Must the court take and answer a constitutional question in a property case?
    • Identifying substantive issues:
      • determining the scope of govenmental powers
      • federalism, and the relationship between federal and state powers; and,
      • constitutional restraints that limit the exercise of governmental power.
    • Interpreting the Constitution:
      • using tests to determin the limits of power and the extent of rights
      • tools of analysis for interpreting the Constitution; and
      • the role of precedent and change.
    • Training real preparation for taking the Constitutional Law exam:
      • a program for effective studying
      • sample constitutional law exam questions and answers; and
      • exam-taking strategies.
  • ISBN13: 9781454830801
  • Publisher: Aspen Publishers
  • Pubilcation Year: 2013
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 00208
Publication DateSeptember 3, 2013

Jumpstart Constitutional Law: Reading and Understanding Constitutional Law

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