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Glannon Guide to Constitutional Law: Learning Constitutional Law Through Multiple-Choice Questions and Analysis, Third Edition

  • Brannon P. Denning
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Law school classroom lectures can leave you with a lot of questions.

Glannon Guides can help you better understand your classroom lecture with straightforward explanations of tough concepts with hypos that help you understand their application.

The Glannon Guide is your proven partner throughout the semester when you need a supplement to (or substitute for) classroom lecture. Here’s why you need to use Glannon Guides to help you better understand what is being taught in the classroom:

  • It mirrors the classroom experience by teaching through explanation, interspersed with hypotheticals to illustrate application.
  • Both correct and incorrect answers are explained; you learn why a solution does or does not work.
    Glannon Guides provide straightforward explanations of complex legal concepts, often in a humorous style that makes material stick.

The Glannon Guide to Constitutional Law: Powers and Liberties offers a powerful combination of well-written explanations, multiple-choice questions, and analyses. Brannon P. Denning presents a clear and thoughtful overview of the constitutional doctrines that govern the structure and powers granted in the U.S. Constitution, as well as those that protect individual rights and liberties. Accessible and interactive, the Glannon Guide series pedagogy teaches you to effectively answer exam questions as you review course content.

New to the Third Edition:

  • Combined the government structure and powers volume with the rights and liberties volume into one convenient, economical, and easy-to-use aid
  • Updated with recent Supreme Court cases and related questions
  • New flowcharts and tables visually illustrate and clarify complex areas of doctrine
  • New Closing Closers

Professors and students will benefit from:

  • Multiple choice questions at varying levels of difficulty, along with detailed explanations of correct and incorrect answers that all students can use to self-test within each chapter
  • Clear, easy-to-understand descriptions of constitutional doctrine, including summaries of all major U.S. Supreme Court cases
  • Two sets of Closing Closers that allow for review following completion of the structure and powers and rights and liberties parts
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About the authors
Brannon Denning

A native of Owensboro, Kentucky, Professor Denning earned his undergraduate degree, magna cum laude, from the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee, and his law degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Tennessee School of Law. He then spent two years in the health law group at Baker, Donelson, Bearman and Caldwell, P.C. in Memphis. Opportunity led Professor Denning north in 1997 to Yale Law School where he took a position as a research associate and Senior Fellow. He earned an LL.M. degree from Yale in 1999. From 1999-2003, he taught at the Southern Illinois University School of Law before joining the Cumberland faculty. During the summers, has regularly taught constitutional law at the University of Tennessee College of Law and in Cumberland’s Study Abroad Program at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge University. He was named Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at Cumberland in 2014. Professor Denning writes in the area of constitutional law; specifically he has written on the Commerce Clause and the dormant commerce clause; judicial and executive branch appointments; the constitutional amendment process; foreign affairs and the Constitution; and the Second Amendment. He collaborated with Boris I. Bittker, Late Sterling Professor Emeritus at Yale on&emBittker on the Regulation of Interstate Commerce and Foreign Commerceem&(Aspen Law and& Business 1999), and is the sole author of the&a href="" rel="noopener" target="_blank"second editiona. In 2016, he published&ema href="http:www.cap-press.combooksisbn9781611635386Guns-and-the-Law"Guns and the Law: Cases, Materials, and Explanationa&em(with Andrew Jay McClurg), a casebook published by Carolina Academic Press that covers various aspects of the legal regulation of firearms from the Second Amendment to the laws governing the use of deadly force. Most recently, he has published the sixth edition of&ema href="https:www.wklegaledu.commassey-conlaw6"American Constitutional Law: Powers and Libertiesaem, for which he is the successor author to the late Calvin Massey.& He also recently combined two volumes of the previously-published&emThe Glannon Guide to Constitution Law,&empublishing a third edition of&ema href="https:www.wklegaledu.comdenning-gg-constitutionallaw3"The Glannon Guide to Constitutional Law: Powers and Libertiesa.&emAll are published by Wolters Kluwer. He also wrote&ema href=""Developing Professional Skills: Constitutional Lawa,&eman innovative text that furnishes materials allowing students to hone their drafting, analysis, and negotiation skills through constitutional law problems. In addition, he is the co-author of&ema href="http:apps.americanbar.orgabastoreindex.cfm?section=main&fm=Product.AddToCart&pid=1620455"Becoming a Law Professor: A Candidate’s Guideaem, a soup-to-nuts guide for the aspiring legal academic.& Professor Denning’s other writings have been published in Foreign Affairs, Constitutional Commentary, the Northwestern University Law Review, the William and Mary Law Review, the Minnesota Law Review, the American Journal of International Law, the Wisconsin Law Review, the Tulane Law Review, and Law and Contemporary Problems among other journals and periodicals. He was the recipient of the 2008 Harvey S. Jackson Excellence in Teaching Award for upper-level classes and of the Lightfoot, Franklin & White award for Faculty Scholarship, which he won in 2012, 2016, and again in 2019.

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