Supreme Court Seminar

SLN #: 74346
Course Prefix: LAW-745
Course Section: 001
Credit Hours: 2
Instructor(s): Weinstein

Course Description:
Members of the seminar will meet each week to discuss one or two of the most interesting and important cases decided by the U.S. Supreme Court during its 2007-2008 term. (the term that ends in June 2008). In depth discussion of the Court’s opinions with focus on the importance of the case, the quality of the Court's reasoning, and the judicial philosophies of the individual Justices. Students should have taken Constitutional Law II or should take it concurrently. Preference to third year students. Depending on how many students enroll, each student will do one or two in class presentations. This will be the important work. The “paper” will be simply to write up in about 5 pages one of the presentations.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 2
Grading Option: Pass/Fail Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: No
Experiential Learning: No
Prerequisite: Con Law II although it can be taken concurrently.
Limited Enrollment Number: 15
Final Exam Given: No
Paper or In-Class Presentation: Yes
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Additional Attendance Policy: Attendance and class participation are required

* The law school has a policy that is used to calculate credit hours. Please see the Statement of Student Policies.