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Constitutional Law by Michael Farris

Master Teacher: Peter Kamakawiwoole
Dr. Mike Farris, developer of HSLDA Online Academy's Constitutional Law Duration: One-semester course offered in fall and spring (16 weeks).
Suggested High School Credit Value: 0.5 credits.
Tuition: $350 for HSLDA Members/$400 for non-members.    

Description: In Constitutional Law by Michael Farris, students learn about the foundations of the U.S. Constitution as well as study pivotal Supreme Court decisions affecting religious freedom, abortion, free speech, and judicial review.

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High School Constitutional Law by Michael Farris
Live Online Class Session Schedule
August 27, 2018 - December 14, 2018

January 7, 2019 - April 26, 2019

Class Section

Weekly Meeting Time


Section 1
Fall - Section is Open
Spring - Section is Open

Mondays, 12:00–1:30 p.m.

Mr. Peter Kamakawiwoole

Section 2
Fall - Section is Open
Spring - Section is Open

Tuesdays, 3:30–5:00 p.m.

Mrs. Ashlyn Roberts

Additional class times will be added as they become available for registration. If you have questions, please call 540-338-8290 or email academy@hslda.org.

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  • What topics will I learn about in Constitutional Law?

    Constitutional Law by Michael Farris is the study of pivotal Supreme Court cases. In Constitutional Law, students will learn to understand our nation's founding documents, explore precedent-setting Supreme Court cases, and tackle difficult questions about what the Founding Fathers really intended. Students will also build a foundation for evaluating future judicial decisions based on Supreme Court precedent. 

  • How much homework is in Constitutional Law?

    We estimate that the course workload will take 5-10 hours per week.

    During a typical week in this course, students will complete the following coursework:

    • 60–90 minutes of live class instruction
    • 2-4 chapters of reading
    • 2-4 DVD episodes
    • Quiz

    Throughout the year, students will also complete the following tasks:

    • Midterm exam and final exam
  • What books will I use in Constitutional Law?

    For Constitutional Law by Michael Farris, you will need the following items:

    Synopsis: Michael Farris’ DVD series and book provide an overview of Constitutional Law and our nation’s most important founding documents. Farris explains that, “If our government no longer faithfully adheres to the Constitution, ultimately the problem is that we are not doing our part as enlightened citizens; and when we find that the government’s current actions are out of step with the Constitution, it is our duty as citizens to act.” These materials explain the history of the Constitution, and teach students how to analyze relevant Supreme Court cases related to major issues affecting our nation today. 

    While these are the only two resources you need for the online course, you may be interested in additional resources, such as study guides, which can be found in the HSLDA store.

    Please note: All course materials for Constitutional Law by Michael Farris are sold through the HSLDA store.

    Starting June 2018, you can order books for your other courses through the Academy's online bookstore.

  • Am I ready to take Constitutional Law?

    Constitutional Law by Michael Farris is a high school level course. Before enrolling, students should have a basic understanding of the American political system. In addition to rudimentary knowledge of the American government, students should also have good reading skills. 

    HSLDA Online Academy recommends that students should be entering 10th grade or higher before enrolling in Constitutional Law by Michael Farris. Adults are welcome to enroll in Constitutional Law at any age. 

  • What is a Live Online Class Session in Constitutional Law?

    In Constitutional Law, students will participate in internet chat sessions every one to two weeks. 

    Scheduled real-time sessions in the online classroom are not the only form of instruction available in a HSLDA Online Academy course, but are offered in addition to lectures or other instructional materials that students are able to access online at their convenience.

    When they register, students will be placed in one section of Constitutional Law and will have the option to attend either live class time at their own convenience. Registered students will be notified of any changes to the live session schedule. HSLDA Online Academy reserves the right to cancel one live class session time. 

  • What if I have a schedule conflict with listed Constitutional Law class times?

    All live class sessions are recorded for later viewing. While it is recommended that students attend each live class session, students can make arrangements to watch the recordings and receive full participation credit.

    Students should contact their instructor at the start of their course to inform the instructor of any foreseen schedule conflicts. 

  • What is the tuition for Constitutional Law?

    Please visit our tuition and discounts page for a full summary about course costs.

    HSLDA members save $50 on one-semester high school courses!