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Supreme Court Sem (LAW-707A-001)

Meets: 03:00 PM - 04:50 PM (M) - Room 602

Enrolled: 28 / Limit: 34


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The focus of the course is the study of the Supreme Court as an institution: how the justices shape their docket and decide the cases. The aim is to provide a thorough understanding of the Court’s processes so that students may evaluate the way the justices do their work, what influences and pressures matter, when compromise is necessary and how that is accomplished, and what impact these factors have on substantive legal outcomes. The course requires class participation, includes two multi-week role-playing exercises and concludes with preparation of a final research paper. (With the professor’s permission, the final paper may be written at greater length and used for Upper-Level Writing Requirement.)

Textbooks and Other Materials

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First Class Readings

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