This distance learning course covers the free exercise of religion and the prohibition on establishment of religion, guaranteed in the First Amendment of the United States Constitution. Reading and writing assignments focus on United States Supreme Court cases, which interpret these First Amendment provisions. Students will discuss law and religion topics on an internet message board and chat room established on the Westlaw TWEN service. Students will receive substantial research and writing experience. Each student will complete a memo and a brief. Attendance is required for the twice weekly Law & Religion chat room. The chat room meets on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 8:00 - 9:15 p.m. A student cannot be absent from more than two meetings of the chat room. This course is graded non-anonymously and may satisfy the upper level writing requirement.
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