Jenner & Block Supreme Court and Appellate Clinic

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 U.S. Supreme Court and other appellate cases, under the supervision of faculty members and members of the Appellate and Supreme Court Practice at Jenner & Block. Students work on all aspects of the clinics casesfrom formulating case strategy; to researching and writing merits briefs, amicus curiae briefs, and petitions for certiorari; to preparing for oral arguments. Students learn by “doing,” but also by working closely with the clinic’s faculty members and other students.

In recent years, the clinic has represented parties in seven U.S. Supreme Court cases spanning a wide range of issues. The clinic also has filed numerous amicus curiae briefs and petitions for certiorari in the U.S. Supreme Court.

David A. Strauss

Gerald Ratner Distinguished Service Professor of Law

Sarah M. Konsky

Associate Clinical Professor of Law

Matthew S. Hellman

Co-Chair, Jenner & Block Appellate and Supreme Court Practice

During Pandemic, Law School Students Deliver Their First Federal Appellate Arguments by iPhone and Zoom

On June 9, four days before he graduated from the University of Chicago Law School, Addison Bennett, ’20, put on a suit for the first time in months, set up his laptop in the home office in his parents’ Greenwich, Connecticut, home, and delivered an oral argument to a three-judge panel on the US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.