Appellate Law & Policy (Seminar)
Course Number: LAW 6936 Credits: 2
This seminar course focuses on a broad range of topics involving appellate law and policy of current or ongoing interest in the legal, academic, and political communities including: issues of current debate (such as judicial independence, judicial selection methods, judicial free speech, and judicial ethics); the judicial decision-making process (including opinion writing, judicial strategy); the structure, performance, and reforms of state and federal court systems (such as dividing large appellate courts, adding judges, etc.); and miscellaneous topics such as technology in appellate courts and the media. At least one class will be devoted to litigation in the U.S. Supreme Court including the ACA health care case. Students choose topics on which to write seminar papers and present current events.