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LAW 730 v00 : Introduction to U.S. Constitutional Law

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Fall 2020
LLM Adjunct
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fyp2 Pan, Florence
edelmate Edelman, Todd
LAW 730 v00: Introduction to U.S. Constitutional Law
Introduction to U.S. Constitutional Law
Th 5:45-7:45p
In-Class Exam


This course is only open to foreign-educated LL.M. students (i.e., those students who do not have a U.S. J.D. degree).

For the Fall sections, FIRST CLASS ATTENDANCE IS MANDATORY.  Enrolled students must be in attendance at the start of the first class session in order to remain enrolled. Waitlisted students must be in attendance at the start of the first class session in order to remain eligible to be admitted off the waitlist. 

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Personal Information


Judge Todd E. Edelman was appointed to the Superior Court of the District of Columbia in 2010 by President Barack Obama. Since his appointment, he has presided over civil, criminal, and domestic violence cases. Judge Edelman also serves on the faculty of the Harvard Law School Trial Advocacy Clinic, and frequently volunteers his time as a guest lecturer and trainer on trial practice issues.

Judge Edelman is an honors graduate of both Yale University and the New York University School of Law, where he was a Root-Tilden Scholar. After his graduation from law school, Judge Edelman moved to Washington to serve as a law clerk for The Honorable William B. Bryant on the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. Following his clerkship, Judge Edelman was awarded an E. Barrett Fellowship at the Georgetown University Law Center. As a Prettyman Fellow, he spent two years representing indigent defendants in Superior Court and supervising law students in Law Center’s Criminal Justice Clinic. From 1997 to 2005, he was a trial attorney at the Public Defender Service (PDS) for the District of Columbia, trying dozens of criminal cases before judges and juries in D.C. Superior Court. Judge Edelman served as Chief of the PDS Serious Felony Section from 2002 to 2004 and as its Training Director from 2004 to 2005. Judge Edelman subsequently spent several years in private practice at the Washington, D.C. firm of Bredhoff & Kaiser PPLC, where he focused his work on complex civil litigation in state and federal courts nationwide. Immediately prior to his appointment, Judge Edelman was a clinical professor at the Georgetown University Law Center, where he taught as a Visiting Associate Professor of Law in the Criminal Justice Clinic.

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