Master Essay: Constitutional Law

Constitutional Law is a complicated subject. I suggest you spend 10-20 minutes outlining your answer and the rest of the hour writing. When you review each of your answers, keep track of your mistakes. Issue spotting is an art, and it takes practice. The good news is that the key issues in every subject are tested in fairly common ways.

When you make a legal error, it is useful to note it on the Micro Review outline. Keep in mind that annotating an outline with your legal errors is extremely useful. It is “active learning” that reinforces new knowledge. The idea is to waste as little time as possible on reviewing stuff you don’t know. Instead, you want to learn new material and place it in the proper context.

Here are the fact patterns and issue outlines – and one model answer – for our Master Essay Method Constitutional Law Seminar.

Here is the video seminar with the essay approach and a discussion of each of the fact patterns. Remember that if you click on the playlist button in the upper-left corner you can skip around within the seminar.



Here are the videos that make up the seminar:

          1. Constitutional Law Approach
          2. Constitutional Law, February 2007
          3. Constitutional Law, July 2006
          4. Constitutional Law, February 2005
          5. Constitutional Law, July 2004
          6. Constitutional Law, February 2004
          7. Constitutional Law, February 2003
          8. Constitutional Law, February 2002
          9. Constitutional Law, July 2001
          10. Constitutional Law, July 2000
          11. Constitutional Law, July 1997
          12. Constitutional Law, July 1996
          13. Constitutional Law, July 1995
          14. Constitutional Law, July 1994