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    In 1848, Alexis de Tocqueville wrote in his classic Democracy in America, "There is hardly a political question in the United States which does not sooner or later turn into a judicial one."  In the ensuing century and a half since that observation, American courts have considered not only important political issues, but also some of the most pressing social, cultural, and ethical controversies of our time.

    The study of constitutional law at Auburn University provides a uniquely indepth approach to the Supreme Court's role in American politics.  In its four course sequence, Auburn's constitutional law program allows students to study landmark Supreme Court cases focusing on the First Amendment, Constitutional Criminal Law, the Fourteenth Amendment, and the Separation of Powers.

    In addition, Auburn provides students with a moot court experience that closely simulates oral arguments before the Supreme Court.  Complete with robes, gavel, and the "highest court in the land" (the Eagle's Nest rooms on the 10th floor of the Haley Center), students role-play both counsel and Justices on a relevant case currently pending before the Supreme Court.  The highlight of the course, this exercise gives students a chance to publicly display their knowledge of caselaw and important legal doctrines as well as their newfound legal research skills.

    Follow the links above  for more information about the constitutional law courses offered at Auburn University or the moot court exercise.

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