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Dennis J. Hutchinson : Courses and Seminars

American Law and the Rhetoric of Race
LAWS 49801
This course presents an episodic study of the ways in which American law has treated legal issues involving race. Two episodes are studied in detail: the criminal law of slavery during the antebellum period and the constitutional attack on state-imposed segregation in the twentieth century. The case method is used, although close attention is paid to litigation strategy as well as to judicial opinions. Undergraduate students registering in LLSO, PLSC, HIST cross-listed offerings must request faculty consent prior to registration. Law students do NOT need consent Grades are based on class participation and a final examination.
Spring 2014
Dennis J. Hutchinson
The Roberts Court
LAWS 50312
Co-taught by Professor Lee Epstein and Mr. Adam Liptak (Supreme Court correspondent of the New York Times) with Judge Richard A. Posner and Professor William M. Landes also participating, this seminar will examine the contemporary Supreme Court. Topics include the Court's membership; its procedures for selecting cases for review; the role of lawyers, law clerks, and journalists; and doctrinal developments in several areas of the law. This seminar that will meet January 10-12, as follows: Friday, January 10, 2014: 9:00 a.m. noon; 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. Saturday, January 11, 2014: 9:00 a.m. noon; 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. Sunday, January 12, 2014: 9:00 a.m. noon We'll schedule two additional class sessions in the Spring quarter for paper presentations. The first one is scheduled on Friday, April 25th from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. in room C. The second session has not been scheduled yet.
Spring 2014
Richard A. Posner, Dennis J. Hutchinson, William M. Landes, Lee Epstein, Adam Liptak
The Roberts Court
LAWS 50312
Co-taught by Professor Lee Epstein and Mr. Adam Liptak (Supreme Court correspondent of the New York Times) with Judge Richard A. Posner and Professor William M. Landes also participating, this seminar will examine the contemporary Supreme Court. Topics include the Court's membership; its procedures for selecting cases for review; the role of lawyers, law clerks, and journalists; and doctrinal developments in several areas of the law. This seminar that will meet January 10-12, as follows: Friday, January 10, 2014: 9:00 a.m. - noon; 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. Saturday, January 11, 2014: 9:00 a.m. - noon; 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. Sunday, January 12, 2014: 9:00 a.m. - noon We'll schedule two additional class sessions in the Spring quarter for paper presentations. The first one is scheduled on Friday, April 25th from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. in room C. The second session has not been scheduled yet.
Winter 2014
Richard A. Posner, Dennis J. Hutchinson, William M. Landes, Lee Epstein, Adam Liptak