U.S. Supreme Court
The seminar will meet for 2.5 hours a week. Students will be evaluated based on course participation and a judicial opinion they will draft and revise before submitting for a grade.
The course will involve both substantial reading (of various academic materials, legal briefs, judicial opinions, and transcripts of oral argument) and substantial writing. Students will also be responsible for compiling reading materials on their Justice, and some preliminary preparation will be required before the spring semester begins. Accordingly, only students who are prepared to make a serious commitment to the success of the seminar should consider enrolling.
The class is ideal for students interested in constitutional law, federal courts, appellate litigation, and judicial clerkships.
Please note that course organization and content may vary substantially from semester to semester and descriptions are not necessarily professor specific. Please contact the instructor directly if you have particular course-related questions.