Course Details

Clinic Practice: The United States Supreme Court

Clinic projects will include: (1) researching and drafting merits briefs to be filed with the Court; (2) researching and drafting amicus curiae briefs at the merits and petition stages; (3) participating in moot courts for cases to be argued during the Term; (4) researching and drafting petitions for writs of certiorari; (5) researching and identifying issues and cases that are worthy of petitions for certiorari. While the particular mix of projects will be subject to timing and availability, students can expect ample opportunity to engage in each of the various types of projects over the entire year. The goal of the Clinic will be to provide a thorough working knowledge of the Court, its unique procedures and the types of cases that attract the Court's attention and the kinds of arguments that can capture the votes of a majority of the Justices. As the nature of the projects reflect, students will develop skills in all aspects of advocacy, with a heavy emphasis on developing sophisticated research and writing skills. The development of oral presentation skills will be emphasized as well, through participation in moots as advocates for the opposing side and as questioners. Students will frequently work directly with other attorneys around the country who represent the persons who are the subject matter of these cases. As a specialized appellate practice, the Clinic most frequently operates as an adjunct attorney; therefore, students should not expect direct client contact. The value of the Clinic lies in the researching, crafting and preparing of briefs at the highest level possible.

Catalog Number: LITARB 722
Practice Areas: Civil Lit. and Dispute ResolutionConstitutional LawConstitutional Law & ProcedureCriminal Law Practice AreaLegal Skills Development
Additional Course Information: Appellate Law Conc, Experiential Learning, Professional Writing


Course History

Fall 2021
Title: Clinic Practice: The United States Supreme Court
Faculty: Green, Jeffrey T. (courses | profile)
Wang, Xiao (courses | profile)
Phillips, Carter G. (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 4.0
Capacity: 10     Actual: 10

Spring 2021
Title: Clinic Practice: The United States Supreme Court
Faculty: Green, Jeffrey T. (courses | profile)
Phillips, Carter G. (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 4.0
Capacity: 10     Actual: 10

Fall 2020
Title: Clinic Practice: The United States Supreme Court
Faculty: Green, Jeffrey T. (courses | profile)
Phillips, Carter G. (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 4.0
Capacity: 10     Actual: 10

Spring 2020
Title: Clinic Practice: The United States Supreme Court
Faculty:
Green, Jeffrey T. (courses | profile)
Phillips, Carter G. (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 4.0
Capacity: 10     Actual: 10

Fall 2019
Title: Clinic Practice: The United States Supreme Court
Faculty:
Green, Jeffrey T. (courses | profile)
Phillips, Carter G. (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 4.0
Capacity: 10     Actual: 10

Spring 2019
Title: Clinic Practice: The United States Supreme Court
Faculty:
Green, Jeffrey T. (courses | profile)
Phillips, Carter G. (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 4.0
Capacity: 10     Actual: 10

Fall 2018
Title: Clinic: Supreme Court
Faculty:
Green, Jeffrey T. (courses | profile)
Phillips, Carter G. (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 4.0
Capacity: 10     Actual: 9