Supreme Court Justices and the Art of Judging

Section 1, Spring 18

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 16/16
Credits: 3
Day Time Room Start Date End Date
12/31/1969 12/31/1969

Course Description

Key figures on the modern Supreme Court will be the focus of this seminar. We will consider selected justices—their background before coming to the Court, their major decisions, their jurisprudence, their interaction with other justices, their legacy. We will take stock of these justices both through their own writings and through the views of commentators, including judicial biographers. During the semester, the seminar will pay a visit to the Supreme Court. We will hear oral arguments and will have a private audience with Justice Thomas.

Course Requirements

Exam Info:
Midterm Type (if any): None
Description: None

Final Type (if any): None
Description:

Written Work Product
Written Work Product: Students will be asked to submit a substantial research paper via EXPO no later than noon on Monday, April 9.

Other Course Details
Prerequisites: (Constitutional Law (6001)) Concurrencies: None
Mutually Exclusive With: Supreme Court from Warren to Roberts (9062)
Laptops Allowed: Yes
First Day Attendance Required: No
Course Notes: While this seminar is scheduled from 3:40 to 5:40 p.m. on Mondays, selected class sessions will be held at Professor Howard's home. To allow travel time, students are asked to avoid enrolling in classes that end later than 3:10 p.m. on Mondays.

Graduation Requirements

*Satisfies Writing Requirement: Yes
**Credits For Prof. Skills Requirement: No
Satisfies Professional Ethics: No

*Yes means professor requires everyone in the course to submit a substantial research paper (which is the requirement standard in Academic Policies), so no paperwork required to be submitted to SRO. No means student must timely submit paperwork to SRO if intending to use a paper in this course to satisfy the Writing Requirement.

**Yes indicates course credits count towards UVA Law’s Prof. Skills graduation requirement, not necessarily a skills requirements for any particular state bar.

Schedule No.
118210438
Law No.
LAW9088
Modified Type
Seminar
Cross Listed: No
Cross-Listed Course Mnemonic:
Concentrations: Constitutional Law
Public Syllabus Link: None
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