The exam will cover the material through Assignment 14 on the
As stated on the syllabus, the exam will be a three-hour
closed book exam.
There will be one question that requires you to analyze a
provision of a state constitution. The state at issue will be the
hypothetical State of Stone. The Stone Constitution contains the
following provisions, any of which may be relevant to an exam question:
ARTICLE I - DECLARATION OF RIGHTS
Sec. 5. Education.
The people have a right to the privilege of education, and it is the
duty of the State to guard and maintain that right.
Section 7. Religion
There shall be no law respecting the establishment of religion or
prohibiting or penalizing the free exercise thereof. Religious freedom
shall not justify practices inconsistent with public morals, peace or
safety. No revenue of the state or any political subdivision or agency
thereof shall ever be taken from the public treasury directly or
indirectly in aid of any church, sectarian school, sect, or religious
ARTICLE X - EDUCATION
Sec. 1. Uniform system of schools.
The Legislature shall provide by taxation and otherwise for a uniform,
adequate, and efficient system of free public schools wherein equal
opportunities shall be provided for all students.
Sec. 2. State Board of Education.
(1) The State Board of Education shall consist of the Lieutenant
Governor and ten members appointed by the Governor, subject to
confirmation by the Senate.
(2) The Superintendent of Public Instruction shall be the secretary and
chief administrative officer of the State Board of Education.
Sec. 3. Powers and Duties of Board.
The State Board of Education shall supervise and administer the free
public school system and the educational funds provided for its support
and shall make all needed rules and regulations in relation thereto,
subject to laws enacted by the Legislature.
Any provision of the Stone Constitution that is relevant to an
exam question will be included on the exam itself.
In addition to the above material relating to state
constitutions and the Stone Constitution specifically, the exam will
focus on the following areas: First Amendment free speech rights of
students and teachers, the Establishment Clause as applied to the
public schools, procedural due process, and the Fourth Amendment as
applied to public school students.