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227.8 sec. 001 - Supreme Court Seminar (Fall 2018)

Instructor: Amanda Tyler  (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only | profile)
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Units: 3


    W 10:00 AM - 12:40 PM
    Location: Law 115
    From August 22, 2018
    To November 30, 2018

Course Start: August 22, 2018
Course End: November 30, 2018
Class Number: 32210

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 18
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 18
As of: 06/11 02:26 PM

This seminar examines the Supreme Court as an institution with emphasis on the ways in which the institutional forms and structures of the Court influence the decisions that the Court hands down. Topics studied include: appointments to the Court; the Court’s jurisdiction and procedures for determining those cases that it will adjudicate; the internal deliberative process employed by the Justices; the role of the Government and advocates before the Court; the role of the law clerks at the Court; the role of precedent in building the Court's legitimacy; and proposals for increasing public access to the Court. Constitutional Law Cases currently pending in the Supreme Court will be studied and debated by the students role-playing as Justices of the Supreme Court. Students will write a short certiorari pool memo; a short bench memo in a pending case; and majority and dissenting opinions in a pending case. Th is is an option one writing requirement course.

Attendance at the first class is mandatory for all currently enrolled and waitlisted students; any currently enrolled or waitlisted students who are not present on the first day of class (without prior permission of the instructor) will be dropped. The instructor will continue to take attendance throughout the add/drop period and anyone who moves off the waitlist into the class must continue to attend in order not to be dropped.

Law 220.6 Constitutional Law

Requirements Satisfaction:

This is an Option 1 class; two Option 1 classes fulfill the J.D. writing requirement.

Exam Notes: (P+) Course requires a series of papers.
Course Category: Public Law and Policy

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