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U.S. Supreme Court

This course is designed to introduce students to the state of the art in legal and social-scientific work on the U.S. Supreme Court and to help them translate the research in ways that will be useful for the practice of law. Topics include appointments to the Court; the internal deliberative processes of the justices in reaching their decisions; relations between and among the Court and the elected branches of government; the role of law clerks, interest groups, and attorneys; and the impact of judicial decisions. Evaluation: Class participation (about 25%) and three short essays (each worth 25%).


Catalog Number: CONPUB 673
Practice Areas: Constitutional LawConstitutional Law & Procedure


Course History

Fall 2013
Title: U.S. Supreme Court
Faculty: Murphey, Shelley
Section: 1     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 65     Actual: 6



Spring 2013
Title: The U.S. Supreme Court
Faculty: Murphey, Shelley
Section: 1     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 65     Actual: 0



Spring 2012
Title: The U.S. Supreme Court
Faculty: Murphey, Shelley
Section: 1     Type: Lecture     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 65     Actual: 0



Fall 2010
Title: The U.S. Supreme Court
Faculty: Epstein, Lee
Section: 1     Type: Lecture     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 65     Actual: 31