Nelson Tebbe

Professor of Law

250 Joralemon Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 780-7960 |  Email  | CV
Areas of Expertise

Constitutional Law
Law and Religion
Professional Ethics

Education
A.B., Brown University
J.D., Yale Law School
Ph.D., The University of Chicago Divinity School

Constitutional Law

This course presents an introduction to the historical background, content, and meaning of the United States Constitution. The course focuses on such issues as: the origins and scope of judicial review; intergovernmental relations; separation of powers among the legislative, judicial, and executive branches; powers of the President; basic principles of individual rights and equal protection; due process; and state and federal regulatory powers.

Grading and Method of Evaluation:

Letter grade only. Final exam.

Legal Profession

This three-credit course analyzes law and ethics governing the legal profession; it also examines the history, goals, and structure of the profession, expanding on what is covered in two-credit Professional Responsibility and the professional responsibility of judges. A detailed study of the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct is undertaken. Taking the course satisfies the law school's professional responsibility requirement.

Enrollment Notes:

Students who have earned credit for Professional Responsibility cannot take this course.

Grading and Method of Evaluation:

Letter grade only. Final exam.

Professional Responsibility

This two-credit course analyzes the duties and responsibilities of the legal profession, including its history, goals and structure. A detailed analysis and discussion of the Model Rules of Professional Conduct Code of Professional Responsibility are undertaken. Enrollment Note: Students who have earned credit for The Legal Profession cannot take this course.

Grading and Method of Evaluation:

Letter grade only. Final exam.