Jenner & Block Supreme Court and Appellate Clinic

David A. Strauss

Gerald Ratner Distinguished Service Professor of Law

Sarah M. Konsky

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.

The Law School’s Jenner & Block Supreme Court and Appellate Clinic, working alongside Jenner & Block attorneys and lawyers from the CAIR Legal Defense Fund, helped secure a legal victory before the US Supreme Court for an American citize

Law School students helped secure a major victory this past summer for Native American children and their families at the US Supreme Court.

The Jenner & Block Supreme Court and Appellate Clinic represented clients in several significant cases in the US Supreme Court this academic year. The Clinic’s students did important work on each of these cases—from researching legal issues, to assessing potential arguments, to developing case strategy, to drafting and editing briefs.

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