Fall 2013
    Law No.: LAW8624
    Sched. No.: 113820903

Supreme Court Litigation Clinic (YR)
Section 1
Elwood, John P.
Ortiz, Daniel

Administrative Information:
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Days, Times (Room):W, 1600-1800 (SL366)
Credits:4Type:Yearlong clinic
Capacity:13 **This information is current as of 04/16/2014 06:14:35 AM**
Current Enrollment:13 **This information is current as of 04/16/2014 06:14:35 AM**

Course Description:

This yearlong clinic will introduce third-year students to all aspects of current U.S. Supreme Court practice through live cases. Students earn eight credits (one credit graded on a CR/NC basis awarded in the fall for monitoring work done during the summer and fall; three credits graded on a CR/NC basis awarded in the fall for work done in the fall; and four credits graded on a graded basis for work done in the spring). Working in teams, students will handle actual cases from the seeking of Supreme Court review to briefing on the merits. Classes will meet every week to discuss drafts of briefs and other papers students have prepared for submission to the Court. Students will be expected to identify candidates for Supreme Court review; draft petitions for certiorari, amicus merits briefs, and party merits briefs; and attend mootings and Supreme Court arguments. Students interested in the clinic should consider attending the public information session on Monday, April 15, in WB 119 at 4:00 p.m. Those who wish to enroll must complete an application form, attach the requested documents, and submit them via e-mail to Crystal Smith (cgs8d@virginia.edu) no later than April 19, 2013 at 3 p.m. Applications received after this date will be placed on a waiting list; these students will only be eligible for consideration if openings arise. Once enrolled, NO drops will be permitted. Admitted students will be required to complete a little work over the summer before the clinic begins.

ENROLLMENT LIMITATION: Students may enroll in one clinic per semester (on a space-available basis, students may petition to enroll in a second clinical offering)
PREREQUISITE: Third-year status, Constitutional Law
COURSE REQUIREMENT: Draft petitions and merits briefs, monitor lower court cases, and attend mootings and Supreme Court arguments

Prerequisites:Third-year status, Constitutional Law
This course is on the professional skills course list.