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2018/2019: Constitutional Law I

Constitutional Law I

In Constitutional Law I class, you learn about the constitutional system of the United States; judicial function in constitutional cases; the division of powers between the nation and the states and within the national government; the powers of the president; national and state citizenship.

In this guide, section-specific content is listed with the Professor Adler's class content following Professor Ku's class content.

Professor Jonathan H. Adler

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Jonathan H. Adler is the inaugural Johan Verheij Memorial Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Business Law & Regulation at the Case Western Reserve University School of Law, where he teaches courses in environmental, administrative and constitutional law.

Professor Adler is the author or editor of seven books, including Business and the Roberts Court (Oxford University Press, 2016) and Rebuilding the Ark: New Perspectives on Endangered Species Act Reform (AEI Press, 2011), and over a dozen book chapters. His articles have appeared in publications ranging from the Harvard Environmental Law Review and Yale Journal on Regulation to The Wall Street Journal and USA Today. He has testified before Congress a dozen times, and his work has been cited in the U.S. Supreme Court. A 2016 study identified Professor Adler as the most cited legal academic in administrative and environmental law under age 50.

Professor Adler is a contributing editor to National Review Online and a regular contributor to the popular legal blog, “The Volokh Conspiracy.” A regular commentator on constitutional and regulatory issues, he has appeared on numerous radio and television programs, ranging from the PBS "Newshour with Jim Lehrer" and NPR's "Talk of the Nation" to the Fox News Channel and "Entertainment Tonight."

Professor Adler is a senior fellow at the Property & Environment Research Center in Bozeman, Montana and at the Center for the Study of the Administrative State at the George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School He also serves on the academic advisory board of the Cato Supreme Court Review, the NFIB Small Business Legal Center Advisory Board, the Board of Directors of the Foundation for Research on Economics and the Environment, and the Environmental Law Institute’s Environmental Law Reporter and ELI Press Advisory Board.

In 2004, Adler received the Paul M. Bator Award, given annually by the Federalist Society for Law and Policy Studies to an academic under 40 for excellence in teaching, scholarship, and commitment to students. In 2007, the Case Western Reserve University Law Alumni Association awarded Adler their annual "Distinguished Teacher Award."

 

Prior to joining the faculty at Case Western Reserve, Adler clerked for the Honorable David B. Sentelle on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. From 1991 to 2000, Adler worked at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, a free market research and advocacy group in Washington, D.C., where he directed CEI's environmental studies program. He holds a BA magna cum laude from Yale University and a JD summa cum laude from the George Mason University School of Law.

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Professor Raymond Ku

 

Raymond Ku is Professor of Law at Case Western Reserve University School of Law. He has also served as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Co-Director of Case’s Center for Law, Technology and the Art. He received his J.D., cum laude, from New York University School of Law where he was a Leonard Boudin First Amendment Fellow in the Arthur Garfield Hays Civil Liberties Program, and his A.B. with Honors from Brown University where he was the recipient of the Philo Sherman Bennet Prize for the best political science thesis discussing the principles of free government. Professor Ku clerked for the Honorable Timothy K. Lewis, United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. He then practiced constitutional, intellectual property, and antitrust law with Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, LLP, and First Amendment/media and intellectual property law with Levine Pierson Sullivan & Koch, L.L.P., both in Washington, D.C. He has taught at Cornell Law School, Seton Hall University School of Law, Thomas Jefferson School of Law, and St. Thomas University School of Law. 

An internationally recognized scholar, Professor Ku writes on legal issues impacting individual liberty, creativity, and technology. His articles appear in the law reviews and journals of Berkeley, Chicago, Georgetown, Minnesota, Vanderbilt, and Wisconsin among others, and he is the lead author of the first casebook devoted exclusively to the study of cyberspace law. Professor Ku was the 2009 recipient of the Case Western Reserve University Law Alumni Association’s Distinguished Teacher Award, and voted Professor of the Year by the graduating class of 2009.

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Professor Adler's Library Liaison: Lisa Peters

 

Lisa Peters

Lisa Peters teaches classes for CORE and Advanced Legal Research and manages the library’s digital repositories. In particular, she aids students and faculty in environmental, tax and business research. She is the library liaison to the Case Western Reserve Law Review. She has been employed at the library since 2000. She holds a JD from Georgetown University Law Center, a MA in philosophy from the University of Illinois, Chicago Circle and a MLS in Library Science from Rutgers University.

Professor Ku's Library Liaison: Judith Kaul

 

Judith Kaul

Judith Kaul works closely with the University Office of Counsel to license our subscriptions. She manages research services promotion from a public services perspective as well as coordinates the evaluation and acquisition of electronic research services. She  assists with teaching legal research aspects of LLEAP and provides legal research sessions for seminars and in the Advanced Legal Research course. She assists with plagiarism prevention education. She is the reference liaison to the Spangenberg Center for Law, Technology & the Arts and the Journal of Law Technology and the Internet.