This paperback treatise from renowned legal scholar Erwin Chemerinsky provides the clearest possible introduction to constitutional law and its underlying policies.
Taking a neutral stance in explaining constitutional law doctrine, Professor Chemerinsky presents a variety of perspectives. He examines specific topics and ties them to the broader themes of separation of powers, federalism, and individual liberties. Chemerinsky's lucid and direct writing style makes these difficult concepts easier for students to understand.
CONSTITUTIONAL LAW: Principles and Policies covers all major areas of study in the typical twocourse sequence. The text proceeds logically from an introduction that integrates historical background with contemporary themes to:
powers of the federal government
limits on state regulatory power
protection of individual liberties and civil rights
procedural due process
protection of economic liberties
protection of expression and religion.
With the clarity and insight he displays in his popular student treatise on federal jurisdiction, Chemerinsky captures student interest in this intelligent and nuanced introduction to constitutional law. His extremely well written book may easily be used in segments or sections without redundancy or confusion.