Supreme Court Clinic
Students work closely with faculty members on cases before the United States Supreme Court. Students assist in representing clients who are seeking review of lower court decisions or who have cases before the Supreme Court following grants of certiorari. Students conduct in-depth research and draft briefs such as petitions for certiorari, briefs in opposition, reply briefs, amicus briefs, and merits briefs. Through introductory classes and casework, students gain firsthand knowledge of Supreme Court procedures and practice.
Cases and Projects
Question Presented: Whether the federal criminal prohibition against encouraging or inducing illegal immigration for commercial advantage or private financial gain, in violation of 8 U.S.C. § 1324(a)(1)(A)(iv) and (B)(i), is facially unconstitutional.
Question Presented: Whether the National Flood Insurance Act of 1968 Section 4072’s provision of “exclusive” federal jurisdiction applies to suits against private insurers.
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Question Presented: Should “applicable” and “not inconsistent” in the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act be interpreted according to their ordinary meanings, such that California’s Labor Code, which is both “relevant, suitable, and fit” and not “incompatible” with the Fair Labor Standards Act, applies to employee compensation for drilling activities on the Outer Continental Shelf?