Jenner & Block Supreme Court and Appellate Clinic


David A. Strauss
Sarah Konsky

Jenner & Block Co-Directors

Michael A. Scodro
Matthew S. Hellman

The Jenner & Block Supreme Court and Appellate Clinic represents parties and amici curiae in cases before the United States Supreme Court and other appellate courts.

Students gain in-depth, hands-on experience in Supreme Court and other appellate cases, under the supervision of faculty members and members of the Appellate and Supreme Court Practice group at Jenner & Block. Students work on researching and drafting merits briefs, amicus briefs, and certiorari petitions; help prepare and participate in moots of oral arguments; and participate in case strategy sessions. Students also conduct research on cases that may be suitable to bring to the Supreme Court. Although the clinic’s primary focus is the U.S. Supreme Court, the clinic may also handle cases at the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and the Illinois Supreme Court.

U.S. Supreme Court: Theory and Practice (LAWS 50311) is a co-requisite for 2L’s and 3L’s participating in the clinic. Academic credit for the clinic varies and is awarded according to the Law School's general criteria for clinical courses as described in the Law School Announcements and by the approval of the clinical faculty.