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222.13 sec. 001 - Colloquium on the Court and Judicial Process (Spring 2020)

Instructor: Tejas Narechania  (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only | profile)
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Units: 2
Grading Designation: Graded

Due to COVID-19, law school classes were graded as credit/no pass in spring 2020.


    Th 08:00 AM - 09:50 AM
    Location: Law 145
    From January 16, 2020
    To April 24, 2020

Course Start: January 16, 2020
Course End: April 24, 2020

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 12
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 30
As of: 06/16 11:02 PM

Many scholars write about the courts, about judicial process, and about the practice of judging. But what do judges think of this scholarship? Is it right? Is it helpful? This colloquium on courts and judicial process brings together judges, scholars, and students to discuss current research about courts, judging, and procedure. Over the course of the semester, we’ll discuss about six projects, taking one week to discuss the paper amongst ourselves, and then, in the following week, holding a workshop for the paper. At a typical workshop, an invited scholar will present work-in-progress; and a judge of a federal, state, or foreign court will offer commentary on the research. Students (and faculty) will be invited to participate in the open discussion that follows. Students will be expected to prepare written critiques and questions for the scholars and judges, whose topics and research methods may range widely.

In order to enroll in this class, please submit your written application to Professor Narechania ( by email no later than November 8th. Your written application should include: (1) your name and email address; (2) a concise statement (no more than one page) of your interest in the course; and (3) a description of any experience you think may be relevant to the course.

Confirmed guests for this semester include Chief Judge Diane P. Wood (7th Cir.), Chief Judge R. Guy Cole Jr. (6th Cir.), Judge Bernice B. Donald (6th Cir.), Judge Stephen A. Higginson (5th Cir.). Judge Amul R. Thapar (6th Cir.), and Judge Jon S. Tigar (N.D. Cal.).

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 or have prior permission of the instructor in order not to be dropped.

Exam Notes: (None) Class requires a series of papers, assignments, or presentations throughout the semester
Course Category: Public Law and Policy
This course is listed in the following sub-categories:
Litigation and Procedure

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