†Constitutional Litigation Seminar (20259). 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 a circuit court decision. 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. Enrollment limited to twelve. J.A. Meyer and J.M. Walker, Jr.
Course Bidding: Students who have been accepted will be asked to confirm their commitment to the course before the beginning of the term. Attendance at all class meetings, including the first, is required. No drops will be approved after the first class meeting, so any accepted students who decide not to take the class must so inform the instructors before the end of the first class meeting. Waitlisted students who continue to be interested should attend the first class meeting.
Note: The first class meeting will be on Wednesday, September 9, at the Law School. Thereafter, the class will meet at 157 Church Street on the following dates: September 9,16, 24, 30; October 1, 7, 8, 28, 29; November 4, 5, 11, 12, 18. All class meetings begin at 4:10 p.m. The break in the middle of the course is designed to give students a time to write the brief.