Welcome to Introduction to Online Learning (Constitutional Law) with Jason Leggett

This class has been co-designed with Helen Margaret Nasser and Tsubasa Berg and has been developed over three years of extensive research and practice in civic learning and democratic engagement with students.

Course Materials

Dear Student,

The required book for my POL 6300, 6600, AND 6700 courses, Law and Identity (Preliminary Edition), is published and distributed by Cognella Academic Publishing. The book is now available for purchase in both print and digital formats

To purchase the text, please follow the instructions below:
To purchase the textbook, please follow the instructions below.


 available online at https://students.universityreaders.com/store/.  1. Visit https://students.universityreaders.com/store/.
2. Create an account or login if you have an existing account.
3. Select your state and then your university from the dropdown menu.
4. Scroll to find your course listing and select your textbook from the list of available course materials. Choose your preferred textbook format, and follow the checkout instructions to complete your purchase. Payment can be made using all major credit cards.
The pricing information for the text is as follows:

Print Price: $55.95
Digital Price: $50.95


If you experience any difficulties, please email orders@universityreaders.com or call 800.200.3908 ext. 503.

Additional Course Work

To supplement your understanding of the course we will begin with a “very short introduction” to American Legal History. Your first weekly quizzes will be based on these readings. You can find the reading and assignment list on the Outline page or by clicking here.

After years of studying the subject of law and identity from a comparative, international and domestic level of judicial processes, I am drawn to those individuals who are excluded or denied from the legal process. As we will study in this course, it is easy to get overwhelmed and bogged down in the world around us. But we also believe that this provides a window of opportunity to discuss, study, and sketch a just legal process. We also believe in meaningful choice. In this course you will have many options. We think the best learning happens when it is personal and relevant to your academic and career interests.

As a civic engagement course, we have a responsibility to ensure and measure whether civic learning is occurring and discuss how civic engagement can be co-designed and integrated into so called content based courses. In this process we can also co-design and integrate grading and individual assessments. We believe democratic learning is transparent and accountable, we encourage your feedback and always appreciate new and helpful ideas

There are also numerous opportunities to earn extra credit and I am happy to work with student clubs, outside groups, and alternative learning environments.