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UT Law School Classes - Spring 2009

Supreme Court Litigation

Instructor: Cruz/Ho Credits: 3 Course ID: 397S Unique #28900
     Day    Time   Location
   Friday 10:30 am - 12:20 pm TNH 3.114
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Registration Information
This course is restricted to upper division students only.
You must have at least 43 credit hours to register.

Description
An intensive hands-on seminar on litigating in the Supreme Court of the United States.  Course will focus both on practical advocacy and on Supreme Court decision-making.  Class will cover petitions for certiorari, briefs in opposition, merits briefs, amicus briefs, and oral arguments.  Class will also address the cert pool, weekly Court conferences, and opinion-writing.  Students will write briefs, personally argue cases, and participate as mock Justices deciding cases and writing opinions.  Each student will argue twice and will write one brief, one argument outline, and one opinion.  Coursework based on actual cases currently pending before the Supreme Court.

Seminar is rigorous, and full attendance and enthusiastic participation are required.  Constitutional Law II is a prerequisite (absent instructor permission).  Enrollment is limited to twelve students.

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