Michael Scodro : Courses and Seminars
U.S. Supreme Court: Theory and Practice
This seminar will provide an in-depth look at the U.S. Supreme Court, with particular emphasis on the skills required to practice successfully in that forum. Students will not only discuss the Court as an institution, but they will also hone skills needed to navigate the certiorari process and to brief and argue before the Court. In addition to class participation, students will be graded on a legal brief (generally 15-25 pages in length) and on their performance in a moot court. The seminar is a prerequisite for participation in the Supreme Court and Appellate Clinic that the Law School plans to establish beginning with Winter Quarter, 2016, unless other arrangements are made with the clinic instructors.