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222.13 sec. 001 - Colloquium on the Court and Judicial Process (Spring 2024)

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


M 10:00 AM - 11:50 AM
Location: Law 113
From January 08, 2024
To April 23, 2024

Course Start: January 08, 2024
Course End: April 23, 2024

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 11
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 12
As of: 05/27 12:16 AM

**Students who are interested in the class should send a short (no more than 500 words) statement of interest and a resume or CV to Instructors will consider statements of interest in two phases. For enrollment during Phase 1, the first round of statements is due November 1. For enrollment during Phase 2, the second round of statements is due on November 8. Instructors may, at their discretion, roll Phase 1 statements over for consideration during Phase 2. Likewise, instructors may accept late statements if space remains in the class. **

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 three short critiques and questions for the scholars and judges.

Our scholars and judges for Spring 2024 are still being finalized but previous guests have included Judge Diane Wood (7th Cir.), Judge Bernice Donald (6th Cir.), Judge Amul Thapar (6th Cir.), Judge Stephanos Bibas (3d Cir.), Judge Charles Breyer (N.D. Cal.) and Judge Jon Tigar (N.D. Cal.), alongside Payvand Ahdout (Virginia), Melissa Wasserman (U. Texas), Tonja Jacobi (Northwestern), and Andrew Bradt (UC Berkeley), among others.

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

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