Aug 01, 2021  
2020 - 2021 Graduate Catalog 
    
2020 - 2021 Graduate Catalog

LAW 619 - Supreme Court Seminar


Fall Credits: (2-3) Neal Devins

This course will look at the Court’s most recent term, the current term, and consider the relationship of the Court to Congress (including the Gorsuch confirmation), the President, and state officials; this course will also provide students with an opportunity to meet leading judges (including Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, 2 federal court of appeals judges, and perhaps a state supreme court justice), Supreme Court advocates, and commentators. We will meet most but not all weeks at the regularly scheduled time. Students will also attend parts of the annual Supreme Court Preview program (Sept 15 evening & Sept 16 morning or afternoon), and take a 2 day field trip to Washington, DC to meet judges/justices, advocates, and attend oral arguments (most likely Nov 6-7). Students earning 3 credits will write a paper of around 25 pages and three short pass-fail memos (1 page). Students earning 2 credits will write three memos of around 5-6 pages. Students earning 2 credits must attend all class sessions and do related readings.