226.8 sec. 001 - Strategic Constitutional Litigation in Property Rights and Economic Liberty (Fall 2020)
Instructor: John Groen (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only)
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Grading Designation: Credit Only
Due to COVID-19, this class is remote for Fall 2020.
Mode of Instruction: Remote Instruction
Tu 6:25 PM - 8:15 PM
From August 18, 2020
To October 13, 2020
Course End: October 13, 2020
Class Number: 32625
Enroll Limit: 24
As of: 12/07 09:41 AM
This class is designed to give students hands-on training and experience in strategic constitutional litigation focused on property rights and economic liberty. Conducted in cooperation with the Pacific Legal Foundation, this seminar provides insight to substantive legal theories and litigation strategy for developing precedent setting cases. We will cover substantive legal doctrines related to property rights, such as the Takings Clause of the Fifth Amendment, and new areas involving the Due Process Clause and economic liberty.
Students may take this seminar on it's own or with the practicum (Law 226.8A). Students interested in taking the practicum must enroll in this seminar and should attend the first day of the seminar. At the first session of the seminar, the cases and issues available for the practicum will be presented to the students for their consideration. The instructor will provide the class number to those students interested in enrolling the practicum. At the conclusion of the seminar class, interested students will then begin the practicum.
This course will have 7 class meetings. To allow for a makeup classes because of unforeseen circumstances this course has 2 automatic make-up classes scheduled. Students must be able to attend all 9 scheduled meetings to earn credit.
The instructor, John Groen, first taught this course in Fall 2018 and has refined the reading assignments to better fit a one unit class. He has extensive experience in public interest litigation before all levels of federal and state courts including the Supreme Court of the United States. As a public interest lawyer, he brings a passion for his work and seeks to convey to students the strategies, obstacles and excitement in developing constitutional precedent.
ALL STUDENTS ENROLLED IN LAW 226.8A STRATEGIC CONSTITUTIONAL LITIGATION IN PROPERTY RIGHTS & ECONOMIC LIBERTY PRACTICUM MUST ALSO ENROLL IN THIS COURSE.
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