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227B sec. 1 - Current US Supreme Court Cases (Spring 2012)
Instructor: Jesse H. Choper (view instructor's teaching evaluations | profile)
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Meeting Time: M 3:35-5:25
Meeting Location: 136
Course Start: January 09, 2012
Course Control Number (Non-1Ls): 49634
This is a two semester course. To receive credit you must have enrolled in 227A in Fall 2011. No new students will be accepted into the 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); preference will be given to 3rd years who have taken (first Preference), or are taking (next preference), Con Law: Basic Issues, or Con Law: First amendment, or Con Law: Structural Issues, or Federal Courts or Criminal Procedure.
This course may satisfy the Writing Requirement.
This course satisfies the Skills Requirement.
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