Supreme Court Litigation Clinic (1-term)

Information Introduction

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 12/12
Credits: 4
Days Time Room Start Date End Date

Wed

1130-1250 WB119

Course Description

This clinic will introduce third-year students to all aspects of current U.S. Supreme Court practice through live cases. Typically, students enroll in the course for a full academic year and earn eight credits (four credits graded on a Satisfactory (S)/Unsatisfactory (U) basis awarded at the conclusion of the fall term and four credits graded on a graded basis at the conclusion of the spring term). For the 2023–24 school year only, the clinic will be graded on an Honors (H) / Pass (P) / Fail (F) basis and students will enroll in only the spring term. Case teams will meet regularly to discuss Supreme Court practice and/or research memos, drafts of briefs, and other papers students have prepared for submission to the Court. Class sessions will focus on group case rounds, relevant Supreme Court scholarship, and the ethics of appellate lawyering. Students may be expected to help identify candidates for Supreme Court review; draft petitions for certiorari, briefs in opposition, amicus briefs, and/or party merits briefs; and attend mootings and Supreme Court arguments.

Course Requirements

Exam Information

Final Type (if any): None

Description: None

Written Work Product

Students may be expected to help identify candidates for Supreme Court review; draft petitions for certiorari, briefs in opposition, amicus briefs, and/or party merits briefs; and attend mootings and Supreme Court arguments. The positions that the clinic takes on behalf of its clients are independent of the views of the University of Virginia or the School of Law.

Other Course Details

Prerequisites: (Constitutional Law (6001)) Because the credits in this course count toward the JD Program Professional Skills requirement, JD candidates will be given enrollment priority for this class. Concurrencies: None

Exclusive With: None

Laptops Allowed: Yes

First Day Attendance Required: Yes

Course Resources: To be announced.

Course Notes: To apply for the 2023–24 school year, students should submit an application and rank the clinic during the clinic application/lottery selection process in late September. Because of the limited seats, students who don’t rank the clinic as their first choice in the general clinic application/lottery process may not be considered. Once students are enrolled, NO drops will be permitted.

Graduation Requirements

Satisfies Understanding Bias/Racism/Cross-Cultural Competency requirement: No

Satisfies Writing Requirement: No

Credits For Prof. Skills Requirement: Yes

Satisfies Professional Ethics: No

Additional Course Information

Schedule No.: 124218700

Modified Type: Clinical

Cross Listed: No

Waitlist Count: 0

Concentrations: Constitutional Law , Litigation and Dispute Resolution

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