SMNR: Supreme Court

Course Information

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Meeting Times

Day Time Location
WED 3:45 - 5:35 pm JON 5.208

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Each student will be assigned to one of two nine-person supreme courts. Each court will take up the same set of important and interesting cases pending before the Supreme Court. The courts will deliberate on the basis of the actual briefs and records and decide the cases before them. Each student will be expected to write at least two major opinions (for the court, concurring, or dissenting), and two brief opinions (concurring or dissenting separately). Professor Sager will divide his time between the courts, and act as a sounding board and/or gadfly; and he will be available to discuss the cases and opinions at length on an individual basis. But each court is meant to function as an active, deliberative entity of its own.

Textbooks ( * denotes required )

Materials will be distributed digitally and/or as hard copy handouts. *


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Important Class Changes

Date Updated
01/06/2016 Meeting changed
Meeting times changed