Courses

The Law School has compiled the following list of upper-level courses currently or recently offered to guide students interested in constitutional law and civil rights. Related clinics and/or externships are marked with an asterisk and grouped separately at the end of the list. The Law School offers the listed courses regularly, but some are not available every year. For guidance about which courses might best fit your particular needs, please consult the faculty members listed below.

  • Advanced Topics in Freedom of Expression
  • Civil Rights, Community Justice & Mediation Clinic*
  • Comparative Constitutional Law
  • Digital Civil Liberties Seminar
  • Education Equality, Equity and Reform
  • Employment/Civil Rights Mediation & Dispute Resolution: Theory and Practice
  • Employment Discrimination
  • First Amendment: Topics of Pluralism Seminar
  • Immigration
  • Immigration Clinic*
  • Information Privacy Law
  • Public Law Theory Seminar
  • Religion & the Constitution
  • Sexuality & the Law
  • Speech, Press & the Constitution
  • Supreme Court Seminar

Clinics & Externships

The Law School offers the following clinics related to constitutional law and civil rights: the Civil Rights, Community Justice and Mediation Clinic and the Immigration Clinic.

Other Opportunities

The Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Literacy Project is a national program that sends law students into public high schools to teach courses in constitutional law. Over the years, the WashULaw chapter has placed law students at three different local high schools: Northwest Academy, Clyde C. Miller Career Academy, and University City High School.

The following full-time faculty teach in the area of constitutional law and civil rights.

Faculty and Staff Directory
Daniel Epps Headshot

Daniel Epps

Associate Professor of Law

Lee Epstein Headshot

Lee Epstein

Ethan A.H. Shepley Distinguished University Professor

John Inazu Headshot

John Inazu

Sally D. Danforth Distinguished Professor of Law & Religion and Professor of Political Science (by courtesy)

Ronald (Ron) Levin Headshot

Ronald (Ron) Levin

William R. Orthwein Distinguished Professor of Law

Gregory P. Magarian Headshot

Gregory P. Magarian

Thomas and Karole Green Professor of Law

Katie Herbert Meyer Headshot

Katie Herbert Meyer

Assistant Professor of Practice and Director, Immigration Clinic

Kimberly Norwood Headshot

Kimberly Norwood

Henry H. Oberschelp Professor of Law

Neil Richards Headshot

Neil Richards

Koch Distinguished Professor in Law

Peggie R. Smith Headshot

Peggie R. Smith

Charles F. Nagel Professor of Employment and Labor Law

Karen Tokarz Headshot

Karen Tokarz

Charles Nagel Professor of Public Interest Law & Public Service; Professor of African & African-American Studies, Negotiation & Dispute Resolution Program Director, and Civil Rights & Community Justice Clinic