Supreme Court: October Term

Section 1, Fall 17

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 17/18
Credits: 3

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:
Midterm Type (if any): None
Description: None

Final Type (if any): None

Written Work Product
Written Work Product: In 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 Notes:

Graduation Requirements

*Satisfies Writing Requirement: No
**Credits For Prof. Skills Requirement: No
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.
Law No.
Modified Type
Cross Listed: No
Cross-Listed Course Mnemonic:
Concentrations: Constitutional Law
Public Syllabus Link: None
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