Supreme Court Litigation Clinic (YR)

Section 1, Fall 15

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 15/17
Credits: 4

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 research memos, 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. Once enrolled, NO drops will be permitted. Admitted students will be required to complete a little work over the summer before the clinic begins.

Course Requirements

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Other Course Details
Prerequisites: Third-year status, Constitutional Law Concurrencies: None
Mutually Exclusive With:
Laptops Allowed: Yes
First Day Attendance Required: No
Course Notes: Of the eight credits awarded for this clinic, the four in the Spring will receive a letter grade and four in the Fall will be on a credit/no-credit basis. Four credits will be allocated to the fall semester and four credits to the spring semester for academic load purposes.

Graduation Requirements

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

General Information

Schedule No.
115819866
Law No.
LAW8624
Modified Type
Clinical
Cross Listed: No
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