Jenner & Block Supreme Court and Appellate Clinic — Information for Potential Clients and Co-Counsel

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The Jenner & Block Supreme Court and Appellate Clinic regularly represents parties and amici curiae in United States Supreme Court and other appellate cases. The clinic’s cases have spanned a wide range of issues and subject matters.

The clinic is a partnership between the University of Chicago Law School and the Jenner & Block law firm. As a result, it brings together leading Supreme Court practitioners, legal scholars, and law students. The clinic often partners with co-counsel in its Supreme Court cases—most frequently, working closely with the lawyers who handled the cases in the trial courts and on appeal.

The clinic is led by Professors David Strauss and Sarah Konsky from the Law School and Matthew Hellman from Jenner & Block. Professor Strauss is the Gerald Ratner Distinguished Service Professor of Law at the Law School. He has argued nineteen cases before the U.S. Supreme Court, including in his former role as an Assistant to the Solicitor General of the United States. Professor Strauss has published extensively on a variety of subjects, and he is a co-editor of the Supreme Court Review. Professor Konsky is an Associate Clinical Professor of Law at the Law School. Before joining the Law School, she was a partner at a major law firm, where she focused on appellate and other litigation.

Matthew Hellman is co-chair of Jenner & Block’s Appellate and Supreme Court Practice. He has presented arguments in the U.S. Supreme Court and other appellate courts around the country, and he formerly was a law clerk for Justice David H. Souter on the U.S. Supreme Court. Jenner & Block has one of the nation’s leading Supreme Court practices. In the past three terms, Mr. Hellman and other Jenner & Block attorneys collectively argued fourteen cases in the U.S. Supreme Court.

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