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Exploring Constitutional Law

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Date Added to MERLOT: August 18, 2002
Date Modified in MERLOT: November 18, 2013
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Author: Doug Linder  University of Missouri, Kansas City
Submitter : Cynthia Poe

This is a site for law students. It includes notes about important constitutional issues, links to Supreme Court opinions, images, quizzes, and questions for students.

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Primary Audience: College General Ed, Graduate School, Professional
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
Language: English
Cost Involved: no Source Code Available: no
Accessiblity Information Available: no Copyright: yes
Creative Commons: unsure

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Avatar for Rashaud Hannah
28 weeks ago

Rashaud Hannah (Student)

I took an introductory course on higher education law earlier this year, and was interested in reviewing material directed at students’ speech rights. As a higher education administration student, I found this website’s use of plain language helpful in developing a practical knowledge of the material. In gaining a working understanding of what constitutes students’ speech rights, I found it easier to identify the nuances that each landmark case brought to bear on the issue, which helped deepen my understanding. To that end, the website’s questions also provided a rigorous examination of the freedoms and limitations associated with student speech rights.

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I appreciate the use of photos related to the landmark cases, as the photos seem to enhance the website’s overall appearance and provide additional context for the reading material. I appreciate the quantity and quality links of links available throughout the website, as they provide the user with opportunities to engage in deeper study that is still pertinent to the original material. The website is comprehensible and easy to navigate.

Time spent reviewing site: 6+ hours

Avatar for Brent Maguire
43 weeks ago

Brent Maguire (Faculty)

I really enjoyed this material.  It was very comprehensive and I plan on using it as supplemental material for my Criminal Law and Court Procedures classes.

Avatar for James Peacock
6 years ago

James Peacock (Faculty)

Though it may be intended for law students, some of the exercises ("So, you want to marry a founding father.") seem to be targeted at high school students. Still, it is a very comprehensive collection of explanations of virtually every aspect of the Constitution and how it is applied. The plain language used makes the explanations especially useful for those sust beginning their study of the law.

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