Fall 2015
    Law No.: LAW9062
    Sched. No.: 115819811

Supreme Court from Warren to Roberts*
Section 1
Howard, A. E. Dick

Administrative Information:
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Days, Times (Room):M, 1540-1740 (WB127)
Capacity:16 **This information is current as of 06/13/2016 06:14:01 AM**
Current Enrollment:14 **This information is current as of 06/13/2016 06:14:01 AM**

Course Description:

SPECIAL NOTES REGARDING SESSION DATES/TIMES/ROOM: 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.

COURSE DESCRIPTION: The Supreme Court under Chief Justice Earl Warren is remembered as having been one of the most activist courts in American history. During the years of Chief Justice Warren Burger, the Court seemed to lack a sense of direction, and the counter-revolution some observers had predicted never came about. What will be the legacy of the Court during the time of Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist? What may we expect of the Roberts Court? Among the themes likely to be developed in this seminar are the origins of the Warren Court, that Court’s legacy, and the extent to which that legacy survives today; the relation between presidential politics and the work of the Court; the interplay between the Court and the country at large; specific doctrinal developments; the philosophies of the individual justices; and voting blocs and behavior on the Court.

During the semester, the seminar will pay a visit to the Supreme Court. We will hear oral arguments, meet with UVA graduates clerking at the Court, and have a private audience with Justice Kennedy.

Prerequisites:Constitutional Law
Course Requirement:Students will be required to submit a substantial reserach paper via LawWeb. The deadline for the paper will be announced by Prof. Howard.
Mutually Exclusive with: Supreme Court Justices and the Art of Judging
This course is on the approved upper-level writing requirement course list.