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Constitutional Law 8E

Front Cover - Constitutional Law 8E

Eighth Edition

Geoffrey R. Stone 
University of Chicago

Louis M. Seidman 
Georgetown University

Cass R. Sunstein
Harvard University

Mark V. Tushnet
Harvard University

Pamela S. Karlan
Stanford University

2017.  Approx. 1840  pages.  ISBN: 978-1-4548-7667-0.

About the Book

Constitutional Law, Eighth Edition by Geoffrey R. Stone, Louis M. Seidman, Cass R. Sunstein, Mark V. Tushnet, and Pamela S. Karlan guides students through all facets of constitutional law. Constitutional Law explores traditional constitutional doctrine through the lens of varying critical and social perspectives informed by political theory, philosophy, sociology, ethics, history, and economics. This comprehensive approach paired with carefully edited cases provides instructors with rich material for classroom discussion. Logically organized for a two-semester course, the first part of Constitutional Law tackles issues concerning separation of powers and federalism while the second part addresses all facets of individual rights and liberties. Constitutional Law also provides thoughtfully selected content on the First Amendment, to give students a well-rounded understanding of religion and free speech issues. 

Key Features: 

  • The textís attention to policy, including discussion of competing critical and social perspectives.
  • A multi-disciplinary approach that draws on political theory, philosophy, sociology, ethics, history, and economics.
  • Thoughtful editing, including both lightly and more tightly-edited cases that balances close textual analysis with comprehensive converge of important opinions and pivotal cases.  
  • Streamlined treatment of First Amendment law, so that it efficiently provides the necessary fundamentals in free speech and religious liberties jurisprudence.
  • A comprehensive coverage that is ideal for a two-semester course.