Constitutional Litigation Seminar (21345). 2 units. Federal constitutional adjudication from the vantage of the litigator with an emphasis on Circuit and Supreme Court practice and procedural problems, including jurisdiction, justiciability, exhaustion of remedies, immunities, abstention, and comity. Specific substantive questions of constitutional law currently before the Supreme Court are considered as well. Students will each argue two cases taken from the Supreme Court docket and will write one brief, which may be from that docket, but will likely come from the Second Circuit. Students will also join the faculty members on the bench and will, from time to time, be asked to make brief arguments on very short notice on issues raised in the class. Brief required. Enrollment limited to twelve. G. Calabresi and J.M. Walker, Jr.
Note: This seminar will meet fourteen times, on January 18, February 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23; March 29, 30; April 5, 6, 12, 13, and 19. The first class meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 18, 4:10-6 p.m., in room 111 at the Law School; thereafter the class meetings will be at 157 Church Street at the same time. Because of the nature of this seminar, admitted students who wish to drop the course must notify the instructors and remove the course from their schedule no later than the first meeting day, following class; all students who are on the admitted list by the end of that day must take the course and will not be permitted subsequently to drop. First day attendance strongly urged. Those students on the waiting list must attend the first class meeting to learn if any places have opened. Beginning on the day following the first meeting day, if places have opened, students on the waiting list who attended the first class meeting will be offered places, in the order in which those students appear on the waiting list. Other waitlisted students may be considered after offers are made to those who attended the first class, should additional openings occur.