Supreme Court: October Term

Section 1, Fall 21

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 11/16
Credits: 3
Day Time Room Start Date End Date
  • W
  • 1400-1600
  • WB121
08/25/2021 12/01/2021

Course Description

This seminar will examine the Supreme Court by intensive study of the Court's most recent Term. After a brief introduction to the workings of the Court, the seminar will closely examine the most significant decisions from last Term. Students will be expected to write two papers to be shared with the class. One will be a background paper that helps place the case in context; the other will be a critique of a (different) case. Students will also be required to generate questions for class discussion and to participate in class discussion.

Course Requirements

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

Written Work Product
Written Work Product: n addition to class participation, students will be evaluated on facilitation of class discussion and two papers submitted during the semester (all directly to Professors, not via EXPO).

Other Work

Other Course Details
Prerequisites: (Constitutional Law (6001)) Concurrencies: None
Mutually Exclusive With: None
Laptops Allowed: Yes
First Day Attendance Required: No
Course Resources: To be announced
Course Notes:

Graduation Requirements

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

*If “Yes,” then students are required to submit a substantial research paper in this course, which means students do not need to submit any form to SRO for this paper to meet their upper-level writing requirement. If “No,” then students must submit a “special request” e-form to SRO (available via LawWeb) no later than five weeks after the start of the term for a paper in this class to be counted toward the upper-level 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.
Law No.
Modified Type
Cross Listed: No
Cross-Listed Course Mnemonic:
Concentrations: Constitutional Law
Public Syllabus Link: None
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Opens: Sunday, November 28, 12:01 AM
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Closes: Friday, December 03, 11:59 PM