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227A sec. 1 - Current US Supreme Court Cases (Fall 2011)
Instructor: Jesse H. Choper (view instructor's teaching evaluations | profile)
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Meeting Time: Tu 3:35-5:25
Meeting Location: 136
Course Start: August 30, 2011
Course Control Number (Non-1Ls): 49601
Prerequisite: Constitutional Law 220.6 or 220.9 (or concurrent enrollment)
This is a two semester course
Consideration in depth of nine cases (mostly Constitutional Law) that will be decided during the present term of the U.S. Supreme Court. Each student will be assigned the role of learning the basic constitutional views of a current Justice of the Supreme Court for the purpose of (1) advancing the Justice's position on each of the cases, and (2) writing one majority opinion of substantial magnitude, and at least one concurrence or dissent. The seminar will meet most weeks during both semesters. Enrollment is limited to 18 students (two per Justice, who will collaborate); preference will be given to 3rd years who have taken (first Preference), or are taking (next preference), Constitutional Law, or First amendment, or Con Law: Structural Issues, or Federal Courts or Criminal Procedure.
Law 220.6 or 220.9 (or concurrent enrollment)
This course may satisfy the Writing Requirement.
This course satisfies the Skills Requirement.
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