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222.13 sec. 001 - Colloquium on the Court and Judicial Process (Spring 2022)

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


Tu 08:00 AM - 09:50 AM
Location: Law 141
From January 11, 2022
To April 22, 2022

Course Start: January 11, 2022
Course End: April 22, 2022
Class Number: 32109

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 12
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 30
As of: 07/19 11:58 AM

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 a 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. These interactions can lead (and have led!) to exciting clerkship and judicial field placement connections and opportunities for students.

There is no final paper for the course. Instead, students will be expected to prepare two to three short critiques and questions for the scholars and judges.

Our scholars and judges for Spring 2022 are still being finalized but last semester's guests included Judge Diane Wood (7th Cir.), Judge Bernice Donald (6th Cir.), Judge Amul Thapar (6th Cir.), Judge Charles Breyer (N.D. Cal.) and Judge Jon Tigar (N.D. Cal.), alongside Melissa Wasserman (U. Texas), Tonja Jacobi (Northwestern), and Andrew Bradt (UC Berkeley), among others.

Attendance at the first two weeks of class sessions is mandatory for all currently enrolled and waitlisted students; any currently enrolled or waitlisted students who are not present during the first two weeks of class (without prior permission of the instructor) may be dropped without notice. The instructor can 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 risk being dropped without notice.

Exam Notes: (None) Class requires a series of papers, assignments, or presentations throughout the semester
Course Category: Public Law and Policy

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