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University of Pennsylvania

Introduction to Key Constitutional Concepts and Supreme Court Cases

University of Pennsylvania via Coursera


This course offers an introduction to the U.S. Constitution and landmark Supreme Court cases interpreting it. It explores the Constitution’s origins, its amendment over the years, and methods of constitutional interpretation. Topics include the nature and structure of the federal government, the powers of the federal government, and individual rights.

Taught by

Kermit Roosevelt


4.8 rating, based on 6 Class Central reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    I really enjoyed this course. The professor did a good job at keeping the lessons entertaining. It was a great balance of history and current day information. There were also points that were discussed that showed many different perspectives and points of view. The historical elements and key court cases were presented fairly in an unbiased manner. This course contains crucial knowledge for anyone. I'd highly recommend it.
  • Francisco Bernales

    Francisco Bernales completed this course, spending 4 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.

    I just wanted to learn and practice legal english.
    But by chance I got enrolled in a great course.
    The lessons are inspiring and clear, and there are well structured additional videos and lectures if you want to go deeper (and they get you to want to go deeper).
    Impressive job done by Mr Roosevelt and his staff.
  • Jessica Baqui completed this course, spending 3 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.

    I'm a Law student from Brazil and I've learned many useful informations about Constitutional Law in general and about American Constitutional Law in specific. The course is well organized. There are many extra activities and readings, thus we can deepen our knowledge if we want to. I recommend it.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    First rate class, made me think very differently about the Constitution. Short class, more of a survey but hits on many good points. Would recommend for anyone.
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