Faculty Profiles

Jonathan Varat

Jonathan D. Varat

Professor of Law Emeritus
Dean Emeritus
B.A. University of Pennsylvania, 1967
J.D. University of Pennsylvania, 1972
UCLA Law faculty since 1976

LAW 201 - Constitutional Law II

This course complements Constitutional Law I. It is devoted mainly to the study of the First Amendment's guarantees of the freedoms of speech, press, and assembly. The course also considers the First Amendment's prohibition of laws respecting an establishment of religion and its guarantee of the free exercise of religion. As in Constitutional Law I, a continuing theme is the proper role of the judiciary in the American system of government.