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Fall 2009 - Circuit Court Precedent I

Lindquist, Stefanie A

Credit Hours: 2 (Pass/Fail)  Course ID: 279M  Unique # 28837

Meeting Day(s)TimeLocation
F2:30 - 4:20 pmTNH 3.128
Exams:  None
Registration Information
This course is restricted to upper division students only.
** This course meets the Professional Skills requirement for graduation.

Description
Current Issues in Circuit Court Precedent:  Fifth Circuit Media Project

This 2-credit-hour course, graded pass/fail, involves students in the active monitoring and dissemination to the public of Fifth Circuit case law.  The course is conducted in coordination with the Fifth Circuit Media Project, established in response to an initiative by the American Bar Association and its Standing Committee on Federal Judicial Improvements.  The purpose of the ABA's Media Project is to heighten public awareness and understanding of the federal courts.  Students will work with the professor to track the Fifth Circuit's agenda, review litigant briefs when they become available on PACER, and write case synopses for eventual dissemination to the media via the ABA's Media Project website.  Students will also work with judges from the Ninth, Fifth and Third Circuits, court personnel on the Fifth Circuit, and other professors from Arizona, California and Pennsylvania who are also involved in the ABA Media Project.  The course will familiarize students with federal appellate procedure, with the circuit courts' institutional structure and processes, and with the development of circuit law.

Restricted enrollment.  Email the professor (slindquist@law.utexas.edu) for permission to register for this course.

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